Today Britain?s Queen Elizabeth II will sign a charter calling for an end to discrimination across the 54 Commonwealth nations, according to a statement by Buckingham Palace.
The Daily Mail has the exclusive:
The Queen will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and ?gender equality? in one of the most controversial acts of her reign.
In a live television broadcast, she will sign a new charter designed to stamp out discrimination against homosexual people and promote the ?empowerment? of women ? a key part of a new drive to boost human rights and living standards across the Commonwealth.
In her first public appearance since she had hospital treatment for a stomach bug, the Queen will sign the new Commonwealth Charter and make a speech explaining her passionate commitment to it.
Insiders say her decision to highlight the event is a ?watershed? moment ? the first time she has clearly signalled her support for gay rights in her 61-year reign.
The charter, dubbed a ?21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta? declares: ?We are implacably opposed to all forms of discrimination, whether rooted in gender, race, colour, creed, political belief or other grounds.?
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