Queen to sign charter supporting gay rights

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks up and waves to members of staff of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office as she ends an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant Pool, file)

March 11, 2013 1:31:43 PM PDT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth will make history on Monday when she signs a new charter supporting equal rights for women and gay people.

This is said to be the first time that Queen Elizabeth has openly supported gay rights in her 61-year reign. It's a break from tradition for the Queen, who usually steers clear of making political decisions.

This week the Monarch will make her first public appearance since she was hospitalized with a stomach infection last week.