Do the Royals support gay marriage? Prince William urged to speak out
A group of gay activists arrived at Buckingham Palace waving pink Union Jack flags to unveil their wedding card for the couple as part of the Equal Love campaign. In the UK, civil partnerships are banned for both heterosexual and homosexual couples, and same-sex marriage is banned.
"Kate and William are lucky - they can get married. Gay couples can't - that's not fair. In a democratic society marriage should be open to everyone," Tatchell says. "We hope that within the confines of royal protocol somehow Kate and William will find a way to express their support for marriage equality, so that same-sex couples can have the same right as they have to get married if they wish."
In addition, Tatchell has openly criticized the guest list - and unlike most of us, he's not just mad because he's not on it. He's offended by the inclusion of the Prince of Bahrain -- a royal tyrant -- on the guest list, though the Prince has declined the invitation. "There are seven other royal tyrants on the guest list from countries like Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Qatar and Brunei," says Tatchell. "That is very offensive to the victims."