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Queen Elizabeth II Thinks Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Wonderful' - VIDEO

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Or so says Stephen Fry.

Appearing as a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show to speak about his recent wedding, Fry revealed that the Queen, though officially politically neutral, is delighted with the turn of events in same-sex equality:

It was only last summer that Her Majesty The Queen gave the Royal Assent. When the Queen signed the Royal Assent for the Equal Marriages Act, allowing gay people to marry for the first time, she put it down and said 'Well, who’d have thought 62 years ago when I came to the throne, I’d be signing something like this? Isn’t it wonderful?'

The whole episode is embedded here, but the bit about the Queen can be found starting at the 9:32 mark AFTER THE JUMP...

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Actress Ellen Page Is 'Pissed' That Queen Elizabeth II Supports Anti-Gay Politician

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Actress Ellen Page took to her Twitter account to voice her displeasure with the Queen of England who gave a prestigious award to a blatant anti-gay politician reports StyleiteQueen Elizabeth II awarded Maurice Mills, a Democratic Unionist Party councillor of Northern Ireland, with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to local government. Mills is known for blaming natural disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, on gays and saying AIDS is a consequence of the practice of sodomy.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 4.40.03 PMPage is having none of it, saying "F*** that," citing a Vice News story about the Queen and Mills in her tweet. There's a petition to get Mills' award retracted; it currently has 369 signatures. A Belfast Telegraph article disagrees saying Mills deserves the honor. The move is disappointing as the Queen expressed support toward the gay community in the past, to say nothing of her lashing out at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for "lacking the guts," to legalize gay marriage, going so far as to say "Just sign the damn bill, Chris." It's unclear if the Queen truly supports Mills' views or was simply being "diplomatic," awarding Mills for his work in government and not his archaic views on the gay community.


Queen Elizabeth II Photobombs a Selfie: PHOTO

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Two women from the Australian women's hockey team may have captured the selfie of the year.


Queen Elizabeth II Congratulates GLBT Charity Organization On 40th Anniversary

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Queen Elizabeth II has gone the entirety of her reign without any involvement in LGBT charities nor voiced support of equal rights. All of that has now changed as she surprised London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard on their 40th anniversary with a message of congratulations, saying, “Best wishes and congratulations to all concerned on this most special anniversary.”

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, London Mayor Johnson, and Labour leader Ed Miliband all added their voices of support as well to the organization, Cameron saying,

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard on reaching its 40th anniversary.

Since 1974 there has been real progress towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Voluntary organisations, such as the Switchboard, have made a vital contribution to that progress. The government continues to work to create a fairer and more equal society by removing the barriers to equality that LGBT people face.


It's A Boy! The Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To A Son: VIDEO

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The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing in at eight pounds six ounces. The birth of Queen Elizabeth II's first great-grandson was announced first via press release and then, as anticipated, on a proclamation set forth on a gilded easel in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, the same easel first used to announce the birth of the baby's father, Prince William, in 1982. The New York Times reports:

“Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24 today,” the statement proclaimed, nearly five hours after the actual birth. “Her royal highness and the child are both doing well.”

Prince Charles, said he and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were "overjoyed" at the good news. A spokesman for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh added that they were "delighted."

The Duchess and the young Prince of Cambridge are expected to stay in hospital overnight. We may not get our first glimpse of the new prince until tomorrow morning. Congratulations to the happy parents!

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It's Official: Queen Gives Royal Assent to Marriage Equality in Britain

QueenQueen Elizabeth II gave royal assent to the marriage equality bill that cleared UK Parliament this week, ensuring that it will become law, the AP reports:

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow told lawmakers that the royal assent had been given Wednesday — the day after the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales cleared Parliament. The queen’s approval was a formality. It clears the way for the first gay marriages next summer.

Gay couples will have the freedom to marry in England and Wales.


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