Queen Elizabeth II’s signature on a new Commonwealth Charter opposing “all forms of discrimination” will have symbolic value in the 41 of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries that still cling to colonial-era laws against homosexuality.
But at least in the document, the wording could have been stronger; its rejection of discrimination and imprisonment of LGBT people is implicit, at best.
In an article titled “Queen fights for gay rights,” The Mail reports:
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.
In her first public appearance since she had hospital treatment for a stomach bug, the Queen will sign the new Commonwealth Charter and make a speech explaining her passionate commitment to it.
Insiders say her…
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