Skip to comments.Queen fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge
Posted on 03/10/2013 4:04:25 AM PDT by haffast
The Queen will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and gender equality in one of the most controversial acts of her reign.
In a live television broadcast, she will sign a new charter designed to stamp out discrimination against homosexual people and promote the empowerment of women a key part of a new drive to boost human rights and living standards across the Commonwealth.
The charter, dubbed a 21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta declares: We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.
The other grounds is intended to refer to sexuality but specific reference to gays and lesbians was omitted in deference to Commonwealth countries with draconian anti-gay laws.
The charters Gender Rights vow says: We recognise that gender equality and womens empowerment are essential components of human development and basic human rights. The advancement of womens rights and the education of girls are critical preconditions for effective and sustainable development.
Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay and lesbian rights group Stonewall, said the Queen who he called a feminist icon had taken an historic step forward on gay rights. He said: This is the first time that the Queen has publicly acknowledged the importance of the six per cent of her subjects who are gay. Some of the worst persecution of gay people in the world takes place in Commonwealth countries as a result of the British Empire.
And he said her support for womens empowerment led to the inescapable conclusion that she supports equal rights of accession.
The Palace has finally caught up with public opinion, he said.
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“Queen fights for queens; monarch makes butterfly-brained faux-pas.”
Kind of funny. A monarch opposed to discrimination. Lol
There must be an as-yet-undiscovered queer in the royal family. The “queen” has to lay a little ground work before the coming out party. While Lizzie has done some good work over the years, particularly her time during WW II, she’s still the product of generations/ centuries of inbred royalty. That’s pretty evident with His Charlesness. Noting but a little out-breeding can save this bunch anyway.
It is still illegal for a Catholic to sit on the throne of England.
It won’t be quick. It won’t be efficient. It’ll be sort of like one of the several civil wars that have rocked the British isles, I think. Probably it’ll most resemble War of the Roses, with be-headings, never-ending uncertainty, and everything. Hope the right side wins. Stiff upper lips vs. feral snarls. Hard not to root for the lips, but the leftists will manage it.
just abolish the monarchy and get it over with
When a “straight” person comes out for “gay” rights, it’s usually for a personal reason - such as a member of the family is gay. Could this be the case with Elizabeth? Is there something she wants to tell us about Charles?
William II, Richard I, Edward II, James I, William III.
I think all of them are at least suspected of having been homosexuals, although perhaps in one or another case it was just malicious rumor not based on fact.
fed upo of this crap called discrimination, these arguments for homosexuals can be sued for any kind of marriage or special rights and thus if these homsoexuals refuse to want their 9 women marriage then it;s discrimination
Too many people today acting like drama Queens and not thinking about the kids or others
could not careless what they do in their bedroom but this crap of dscrimination and freak parades as well as special rights is absurd.
If I want to marry my daughter and she said yes ten is that discrimination, if her borther wants to marry the horse is that discrimination, after all it;s all about lvoe right?
If our side actually started speaking up about this and putting these questions out and asking these homosexuals would they support polygamy then we would be able to expose their pathetic agenda but no, course not because the DC, north east elitist morans have a so called friend or family member which likes getting off with feces and asses.
As for the Queen did she state homosexuals can marry or was she really talking about Williams daughter to the throne?
what gay rights for crying out loud?
They have exactly the same rights as us, I;m so sick of their lying and playing victim, if a guy likes getting off sexually wiht a goat and then states he wants to marry it or a woman likes sex wiht her brother then can they too after all the homosexuals don;t want discrimination.
As for any idiots still out there who still keep saying stupid ignorant comments like “I have a friend and they;re homosexual and they;re nice so I have no problem with them”
Well wake the hell up you idiots.
Discrimination can be sued for any kind of agenda and the way things are going because the right for the most part have become cowards then we’ll all be looking at Russia
So, what's it like for the perverts in Russia? I bet they still beat them up.
one of their top officals said that their constitution states it;s one man and one woman and that they will never give in to these people who always take a camera and then ask to marry and that they need help and are attention seekers plus the UN and other countries need to shut up when Russia has her own laws and enforce them
We should have got a constitutional amandment years ago when the homosexuals started saying that homosexuals were not mentally sick , or at least should have done that when they started asking for civil unions.
I was like so many others back then. I ignored the politics , only saw their message of wanting to be left alone and see their so called spouse in hospital but the day I woke up was in MA and seeing a freak parade.
These perverts will not let up until they get their final step in place and that is to reduce the age of consent of boys and get rid of child molestation.
Marriage is a step and they have been taking steps for decades and for decades millions of ingorant feel do gooders never thought about the bigger picture and agenda
who the hell is that guy anyway?
agree, just sickening.
John Locke off of the mini-series - LOST — he would help find great stuff - then blow it up...he had his own private agenda! The guy you thought you wanted with you on a hostile island - but realized later that he’s a loon!
I had to read the article to figure out which "Queen" they were talking about.............
The Queen is also the head of the Church of England. Is she sure she wants to go down this road? I am afraid of what God thinks of her...
The Queen is supporting her fellow queens.