A heterosexual couple have today demanded that they be in some way marginalised from society despite being white, heterosexual and middle class, and have demanded exactly the same rights as gay people had before they were allowed to get married.
Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld spoke of their fury at being categorically denied access to a civil partnership that was put into place to avoid the question of gay marriage, before gay marriage became legal.
“We’re not gay. But we could be. And it could be the 1970s.” Miss Steinfield explained.
The couple have hit back at suggestions that they just get married, or don’t, or just live together or do what they like.
“We want some sort of begrudging legal acceptance that doesn’t go as far as a wedding and we won’t stop protesting until we’re not allowed one.
“Unless we have this, I don’t think we’ll have anything to talk about. Either amongst ourselves or to other people.” She warned.
Mr Keidan and Miss Steinfield recently took the media by storm after announcing their wish to be deported, following an intended sham marriage for visa purposes even though both of them were British and had been in a relationship for 8 years.
“No-one even wanted to take us into separate rooms and question us.” Miss Steinfield told us.