No Gay Queens in UK
This March there is a new marriage act going into effect for same sex couples in England and Wales. In doing so roughly 700 years of law is being scrutinized thoroughly in order to prevent any future issues/confusion that may arise with same sex marriage. (I once posted about a law maker in Hawaii who really took this seriously.) From the way it sounds, the issues range in a variety of practical ways. One in particular is a proposed amendment that will not allow the male spouse of a gay King to ever become the Queen.
Additionally, a clause in the Act according gay and heterosexual marriage the same legal rights will not apply to the rights of anyone ‘who marries, or who is married to, the King Regnant, to the title of Queen’ nor will the male spouses of Dukes, Earls and other male peers be called Duchess, Countess or Lady.
A total of 36 Acts dating back to 1859 and a further 67 pieces of legislation dating back 729 years are expected to be amended. The proposals will be debated by MPs as early as next week.
You can read more here.
I’m not sure what to make of this yet. I’ve read bios about many royal men who were allegedly “bisexual.” But it sounds to me that if you’re a royal, you’re gay, and you want to marry someone of the same sex you’re basically royally screwed.
Like with US politicians and film stars, UK royalty with regard to anything gay is always a well kept secret. Indirectly, it’s a slap in the face and it only promotes shame. What if Prince William were gay? Would that mean he could never admit it in public, or take a male spouse? And this doesn’t just happen in the UK. It’s all over the world.
Winter Olympics Poll
There’s a poll at Gay Star News that asks who has been watching the winter Olympics. I took it and I voted that I’ve been boycotting it completely. For me, it’s not a gay issue. It’s a human rights issue that involves everyone. According to the results of the poll most people who read Gay Star News agree with me. 47% have been boycotting, and 18% are not watching for “other reasons.” A few times I almost broke down and watched, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.
You can check that poll out here. It’s on the sidebar and you’ll have to scroll down a little.
Of course this is all personal choice and everyone is free to do what they please, but I do find it interesting that some of the loudest so-called liberal left-wing activists I know on social media have been watching and posting about it all week. These are the same people who call for gun control and don’t hesitate to offend anyone with their vituperative left-wing diatribes. And here they are supporting an event that is directly related to one of the most serious human rights issues we have faced in the world since World War II.
Just an observation, and why I rarely get political.