Would marriage equality violate the Queen's vows to the Church of England?

Washington Post
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June 5, 2013

In the United States, we think of church and state as two separate entities, sometimes controversially intertwined. But in Great Britain, a different framework unites church with state in the person of Queen Elizabeth. Great Britain’s Parliament is currently debating proposed legislation legalizing marriage equality, and one British cleric is challenging the queen to not violate what he sees as her duty to God by supporting the proposal.

Queen Elizabeth signed the Commonwealth Charter Against Discrimination which was indicative that she supported LGBT equality, despite the fact that it wasn't explicitly mentioned.