But what, pray tell, if a future Queen was a lesbian? What if her child – born through surrogacy – were included in the line of succession?
These are the issues that blindside me at 3:30am many mornings….
|Act of Settlement 1701|
As matters currently stand, the law governing succession means only an heir to the body is included in the line of succession. Featuring in the Act of Settlement 1701 and the Acts of Union 1707, that phrase was intended to mean a direct biological descendent of the monarch.
|Elton John |
(no relation of Lord Elton)
|Richard I - |
A gay man
|A gay or bisexual man (depicted here|
as King James VI / I)