In the Society for Creative Anachronism, rulers of a kingdom are chosen by tournament. Each entrant in the tournament must designate a person as "inspiration", who will serve as consort if that entrant wins the tourney; fighter and inspiration must be of opposite sex. Sovereign principalities must have one prince and one princess. Baronies may have one baron, one baroness, or a baron and a baroness, but may not have two ruling nobles of the same sex.
Members of the Inspirational Equality movement are seeking to remove four words: "of the opposite gender" from the Societies governing documents. The removal of these four words will make it possible for individual kingdoms to decide the merits of allowing same gender co-rulers.
This topic is currently being discussed in the following areas: