It is strange that in countries with access to education about women and women's issues that we have to have these discussions. Although you would hope that humans has some kind of inate morality that didn't see women as "less than" regardless of education.
Although I wonder if it was possible for the judges to not come to the conclusion they did while acting within the law. At least this man is going to trial again and I do hope he has his ass handed to him in a spectacular way.
I want to know what the defense attorney thought when they realised this loophole. Did it cross their mind that this was a really awful piece of leglisation that should have been got rid of or did they just see a way of getting their client off?