UK gay rights activist Peter Tatchell's
Love is urging Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton to
support gay marriage.
“Kate and William had a choice,”
Tatchell said in a statement. “They could get married, or not.
Same-sex couples don't have this choice. We are banned from marriage
by law. We urge Kate and William to support marriage equality: the
right of same-sex couples to get married. Their support would mean a
lot. They take for granted the right to marry. Marriage is
something that many lesbian and gay couples want but cannot have.”
Currently, gay couples in the UK can
enter a civil partnership, but not marriage, and heterosexual couples
are banned from seeking a civil partnership.
At a Buckingham Palace rally on Monday,
the group will deliver a giant wedding card to the couple.
“We plan to deliver a giant wedding
card to William and Kate. As well as wishing the royal couple every
happiness, we will highlight the fact that William and Kate can
marry, but same-sex couples can't.”
“Even if you don't agree with
marriage, the prohibition on gay marriage is homophobic and should be
overturned. Don't let the government dictate that LGBTI people can't get married.”
the group's Facebook event page, more than 200 people have
indicated they'll attend the rally.