"My government will maintain its commitment to increased equality"
"Queen Elizabeth II of England opened Parliament on Wednesday by announcing that MPs will debate the issue of civil partnerships for same-sex couples in the coming session.
"In her annual speech, in which she outlines the key bills from the government, the queen said the bill would help increase social justice across England and Wales.
"'My government will maintain its commitment to increased equality and social justice by bringing forward legislation on the registration of civil partnerships between same-sex couples,' she told the House of Lords' ..."
Source: Planet Out