Queen Elizabeth II loves same sex marriage! Well that is according to Stephen Fry anyway.
While speaking on the Jonathan Ross Show, the recently married Fry told a story of how Her Majesty expressed her pleasure after signing into law Britain’s marriage equality act in June of 2013.
“It was only last summer, of course, that Her Majesty The Queen gave the Royal Assent,” Fry said. “Now, I don’t know whether this is true, but there’s an Italian saying… if it’s not true, it’s well founded.”
“when the Queen signed the Royal Assent for the equal marriages act, allowing gay people to marry for the first time, she put it down and said ‘Well, who’d have thought, 62 years ago when I came to the throne, that I would be signing something like this? Isn’t it wonderful?’”
The Queen has never spoken publicly about same sex marriage as she must remain politically neutral, however has shown her support for the LGBT community in recent years by giving her public support for the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard; signing a charter calling for an end to discrimination across the 54 Commonwealth nations; and officially pardoning famed British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, who was criminally prosecuted in 1952 and convicted of “gross indecency” under Britain’s 1885 law that criminalised homosexual activity.