As the debate on #equalmarriage winds up to a hopefully successful result, let's not forget that a current high profile court case is going on in which the plea - not guilty on the grounds of marital coercion - is open to the defendent, only because she is straight.
It is written into law that a gay woman could not make that plea, as confirmed to me today by the well know legal blogger
If the #equalmarriage bill goes through - she can.
Interestingly this is a defence only open to woman - no straight or ( after the bill is passed) gay man can make the plea. Another quirk in the law that should be changed.
But at least when the law is passed, one group can make a plea in a court of law that has hitherto only be open to their straight counterparts