Ex-NIO minister in bid to reform monarchy…

FORMER NIO Minister Lord Dubs has described the ban on the British monarch or heir marrying a Catholic as an outdated piece of religious bigotry, the Independent reports. The Labour peer said: “At present, Prince William could live with a Catholic girlfriend without forfeiting the right to be king, but the moment they were married he would be instantly disqualified. Indeed, while the heir is barred from marrying a Catholic, it is surely absurd that the spouse could later convert to Catholicism without this being a problem.”Lord Dubs was speaking in the context of his Succession to the Crown Bill. More here and here from the Fabian Society.