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Bid to end discrimination against Catholics in rules for monarchy

A bid to end the ban on monarchs and heirs to the throne marrying Roman Catholics was introduced at Westminster yesterday in a bid to reverse “centuries of ingrained anti-Catholic prejudice” in Britain’s constitution.

Liberal Democrat MP Evan Harris’s Royal Marriages and Succession to the Crown (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill also seeks to end the discrimination against women in the line of succession under the 300-year-old Act of Settlement.

However, the Oxford MP’s private member’s bill does not attempt to change the law so that Catholics can become king or queen.

Full story at The Herald.

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