No equality for gay partners in the Queen’s and House of Lord’s honours system

Graham Robson March 11, 2015

Days before the first anniversary of same-sex marriages being legalised in the UK, the discussion about gay couples receiving the same title privileges as their heterosexual counterparts is intensifying. CURRENTLY, the wives of men awarded a knighthood or peerage are entitled to call themselves Lady. However, gay male married partners are presently not given a title. For example, when Sir Richard Branson received a knighthood, his wife became Lady Joan Branson.

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