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2018-04-21 17:23:05

 

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry say they’ll prioritize LGBT rights after wedding

Speaking at the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirmed their commitment to fighting for LGBT rights, saying they will prioritize the issue after their wedding.

The English prince and his soon-to-be wife were addressing the “Powering Our Common Future”-themed gathering of young people.

“Miss Markle said, and these were her exact words, ‘This is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality’,” Australian Jacob Thomas told reporters after the event.

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“Prince Harry said that what was so amazing was that 10 or so years ago, we wouldn’t have been having this conversation and how incredible it was that we now were.”

According to attendees, the couple reiterated their support and said they would prioritize LGBT rights after their wedding.

“Both Prince Harry and Miss Markle said they would put LGBT issues at the front of their work,” Jonah Chinga, an LGBT activist from Kenya, told People Magazine.


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