Queen Elizabeth II To Make Historic Pledge Tomorrow Promoting Gay Rights and ‘Gender Equality’
Queen Elizabeth will make a live television broadcast tomorrow in which the Daily Mail is reporting she will make a historic pledge promoting gay rights and ‘gender equality’ in one of the most controversial acts of her reign.
She is expected to sign a new Commonwealth charter designed to stop discrimination against homosexual people and promote the ‘empowerment’ of women. Part of the charter, dubbed a ‘21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta,’ will read: ‘We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds’. The Daily Mail points out that the ‘other grounds’ was intended to refer to sexuality, “but specific reference to ‘gays and lesbians’ was omitted in deference to Commonwealth countries with draconian anti-gay laws.”
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One of the grandchildren must be coming out soon; cue the Magna Carta!
Probably because it came at the end of a news cycle day on a saturday...But this is great news for the world!
As it turns out, we know learn that the rotweiller Camilla is a lesbian.
Diana, Princess of Wales
**know = now.
Is Edward's coming out the next thing on the gay agenda?
About 80% of the staff at Buckingham Palace is gay, I'm sure she didn't have to be pushed.
I just want to see her purse her lips and say the word..."homoseksuals."
Maybe she will reveal shes bisexual
If only they'd release the photos of Harry's pee pee.
I don't see how something that refuses to explicitly say "gay rights" because of the fucking reactionary assholes in Africa being homophobic is some sort of step towards equal rights for homosexuals in the Commonwealth.
Apparently, gays are relegated to the description "other grounds" in her speech. Big. Fucking. Deal.
I know a lot of you guys don't like the Queen. I happen to love her very much. Would you please quit suggesting the Queen is dying. It upsets me. I know she's 86 and will die in the not too distant future, but I don't want to think about it. The Queen has been maligned for so many years and yet she gets up every day and does her work. She's a good woman, not a perfect woman, but she close enough to perfect for my affections. Just don't say she's going to die soon.
Amen R20 She is amazing and now she is even more amazing for doing this
WTF is the point of being QUEEN if you can't say what you mean and tell your critics to fuck off?
So what if GB is a constitutional monarchy now? As long as there's a King or Queen, it's a perfect setup for them to speak to truths their elected PMs cannot.
The Queen has a powerful voice in the hearts and minds of her people. What she will have too say today will shape that country for many years to come or at least advance gay rights even faster. Kudos to the Queen
[quote]specific reference to ‘gays and lesbians’ was omitted in deference to Commonwealth countries with draconian anti-gay laws.
Let's hope she doesn't say something like "I have come to tolerate gay people because they don't choose to be different" as if that were the litmus test. I hate that shit.
It's been leaked:
Since last Sunday, we have seen, throughout Britain and around the world, an overwhelming expression of support for homosexuals.
We have all been trying in our different ways to understand this lifestyle. It is not easy to express, since the initial shock is often succeeded by a mixture of other feelings: disbelief, incomprehension, anger -- and concern for those who are gay.
We have all felt those emotions in these last few days. So what I say to you now, as your queen and as a grandmother, I say from my heart.
First, I want to pay tribute to the gays myself. They are exceptional and gifted human beings. In good times and bad, they never lose the capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with warmth and kindness.
I admire and respect them -- for their energy and commitment to others, and especially for their devotion to humanitarian causes.
I for one believe that there are lessons to be drawn from their lives.
This is also an opportunity for me, on behalf of my family, and especially Princes Charles and Harry, to thank all of you who have fought so long and hard for gay rights.
Our thoughts are also with AIDS victims and their families around the world, as they seek to heal their sorrow and then to face the future without a loved one. Acts of kindness have been a huge source of help and comfort, but I share in your determination to fight for a cure.
It is now time to show to the whole world the British nation is united in open-mindedness, compassion and respect for our gay brothers and sisters.
"Just don't say she's going to die soon."
R20, her mother lived to be over 100. Who knows, QEII may do the same?
R22, you seem to miss the point of a constitutional monarchy. Any official pronouncement she makes that touches upon policy is carefully vetted, approved by or written by "her" government on her behalf whether she agrees with it personally or not. It is precisely for the reasons R23 stated: her words still mean a lot as she is a powerful symbol.
So, what did she end up saying?
Anything happen yet?
I love her dearly just because of her "Good evening, Mr. Bond," at the Olympics last July. She filmed the whole thing perfectly in one take. It was fabulous!!!!
If she's not going to say anything bold, courageous or interesting she should keep her ignorant trap shut. If she's going to suck up to ignorant Commonwealth members she should definitely keep her ignorant trap shut.
What will the Muslims think?
I'm with r20, I love that old battle-ax. Love and respect. I really do.
So, promoting rights for specific groups and NOT including gays among those groups is a historic pledge for gay rights??????
She's going to die soon.
She didn't even bother to speak on the matter of gay rights... Not even a squeak from her cunjesty..
She merely signed a vague "Charter"
Diana People's Princess
Well, this turned out to be a huge flop. She couldn't even say the words "sexual orientation" or gay. How pathetic.
Pro gay rights my ass. Sad that someone who is one of the most famous women in the world and has the voice to be heard decides to stay silent.
Proof that this monarchy shit is useless and outdated.
"What will the Muslims think?"
They'll label her a prostitute, and issue a death warrant on her.