John M. Becker

Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Thinks Marriage Equality Is 'Wonderful'

Filed By John M. Becker | February 12, 2015 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: gay marriage, marriage equality, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II, same-sex marriage, UK, United Kingdom

"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, I'd be signing something like this? Isn't it wonderful?'"

-- British comedian and actor Stephen Fry, speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show about Queen Elizabeth II and her alleged remarks upon granting her Royal Assent to marriage equality in England and Wales in July 2013. (Her Majesty also assented to Scotland's marriage equality bill in March 2014.) The Queen maintains public neutrality on political matters, so it is extremely unlikely that the palace will confirm or deny Fry's claims.

Watch, after the break (remarks begin at 9:32).

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