Monday, March 11, 2013

God save the rainbow Queen!


Today Queen Elizabeth is expected to sign the Commonwealth Charter, which lists the core values of the 54 member states. The following statement is included in the charter:
"We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds."


The Daily Mail says: "The ‘other grounds’ is intended to refer to sexuality – but specific reference to ‘gays and lesbians’ was omitted in deference to Commonwealth countries with draconian anti-gay laws. Sources close to the Royal Household said she is aware of the implications of the charter’s implicit support of gay rights and commitment to gender equality."

Although we can hardly expect the Queen to be marching in gay pride parades, the fact that she is signing the charter and understands what it means is a great step in the right direction for an extremely traditional culture (the British monarchy). This is particularly important because more than 80 percent of Commonwealth countries have anti-gay legislation. She is setting an important example by standing up for equality and justice.

God save our rainbow Queen!

7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful thing she is doing and what great pics.

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  2. It's been wonderful watching the Monarchy catch up with modern times. To me, this is the lasting legacy of Princess Diana. all the work she did paved the way for these changes. And I am certain her sons carry that legacy forward too.
    And in Canada, even though technically we are no longer part of the Commonwealth, we still hold the Queen/Monarchy in high respect, so yes God Save The Queen!

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    1. Yes, you are right. I love the fact that this is happening before the Queen might have a granddaughter (50/50 chance), who might be the Queen herself someday!

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  3. I love the rainbow of suits! I think they are even in the right order! (Recently my niece Eva was asking what are the colors of the rainbow, so we had to look it up.) I have finally done the Liebster Award post!

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  4. Great--I will read it! I memorized the colors of the rainbow when I was heavy into my rainbow phase...good for Eva!

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  5. Great photos of the Queen. She is an amazing woman and I have no doubt she still is much loved and looked to for guidance.

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