British Law Proposal Would Allow First-Born Daughter To Become Queen

02/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

British law may change to allow a first-born daughter to become queen. Under plans to be proposed by a back-bench MP, members of the royal family would also be able to marry a Catholic without losing their right to the throne - which is currently impossible.

Dr. Evan Harris, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon in central England, said he was promoting the Private Members' Bill "to reverse centuries of discrimination against Catholics."

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