The Guardian said:
Downing Street has drawn up plans to end the 300-year-old exclusion of Catholics from the throne. The requirement that the succession automatically pass to a male would also be reformed, making it possible for a first born daughter of Prince William to become his heir.
A long overdue proposed piece of legislation which I hope goes through as quickly as possible. It's always struck me as one of the stupidest bits of the modern monarchy that the crown still passes to the first male child, rather than to the first child regardless of gender. Seems to send a message that women are less fit than men to serve as head of state (yes, yes, I know - but this is Current Affairs not the Naafi )
Ban on Catholics being lifted can surely only be a good thing too. Anyone see any downsides?