A Monday rally will urge Prince William
and his fiancee Kate Middleton to support gay marriage.
At the rally to be held outside
Buckingham Palace, members of Equal
Love, the gay marriage campaign helmed by UK rights activist
Peter Tatchell, 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,” wrote Tatchell at the group's
Currently, gay couples in the UK can
enter a civil partnership, but not marriage, and heterosexual couples
are banned from seeking a civil partnership.
“Kate and William had a choice,”
Tatchell added. “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.”
the group's Facebook event page, nearly 300 people have indicated
they'll attend the rally.