U.K.: Laws Introduced to Accommodate a Gay King or Queen
As Prince William and Princess Kate endure the final throes of pregnancy, Parliament is working on legislation to ensure that their first-born child will be able to rule, no matter their sexual orientation.
Parliament will pass legislation to allow the royal couple's child to rule the United Kingdom whether the child is male or female. Labor MP Paul Flynn has an amendment to support an openly gay king or queen.
The law would determine the heir of the gay king or queen and their spouse or civil partner, as long as they were born through artificial insemination or surrogacy, according to Pink News. An adopted child would not legally be able to inherit the throne, now would they join the line of succession, under current law. Furthermore, the king or queen's same-sex partner would be recognized as king consort or queen consort.
House of Commons speaker John Bercow is expected to accept the amendment, bringing it into debate.
[quote] Furthermore, the king or queen's same-sex partner would be recognized as king consort or queen consort.
Would a gay male monarch have a queen consort and a lesbian queen a king consort?
This just shows how out of date the whole monarchical system is in the first place. they should abolish it.
I would argue the opposite: It shows they are keeping up with the times.
They do this NOW? They could have saved me a lot of grief
Will never happen.
[quote]I would argue the opposite: It shows they are keeping up with the times.
If they were keeping up with the times, they wouldn't have a monarchy.
What a weird thing to do. There is nothing in law to stop there being a gay king or queen now.
Is the same sex spouse of a Lord a Lady?
I would love to see a big butch dyke as Queen of England.
[quote]There is nothing in law to stop there being a gay king or queen now.
No, but this way they could be out and have someone of the same sex as their consort.
The heir would be the child of the queen via artificial insemination or king via surrogacy (and insemination presumably). It is confusing the way it is written.
R4, I am verklempt. I never thought I'd live this long.
[quote]I would love to see a big butch dyke as Queen of England.