UK: Queen Elizabeth to Address Gay Rights

Written by scott on March 9th, 2013

Her Royal Highness Queen ElizabethBritain’s Queen Elizabeth is ready to make her first statement in support of gay rights, Pink News reports

During the live television broadcast, Queen Elizabeth II, will, in what is being described as a “watershed” moment, signal her support for gay rights, a well as gender equality, and the charter which aims to boost human rights across the Commonwealth. The charter reads: “We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.” The “other grounds” clause in the charter is intended to refer to sexuality, however specific references to gay and lesbian people were omitted due to some Commonwealth countries with anti-gay laws, reports the Daily Mail.

She will not, however, address marriage equality.

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