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Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' for Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them

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The Advocate
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March 12, 2013
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Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday backed a new commonwealth charter for the United Kingdom, which some are saying indicated the monarch's support for LGBT equality. But as Zack Ford at ThinkProgress LGBT points out, the queen didn't actually use the words "gay" or "lesbian" in her much-touted commitment to civil rights and gender equality.

"We are implacably opposed to all form of discrimination," the charter reads. "Whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds."