Monday, May 08, 2006

Good news for husbands

If passed into law, the Family Law (Property and Maintenance) Bill will (inter alia) abolish the common law duty of a husband to maintain his wife. The bill was introduced by Rob Marris, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West, to give spouses greater equality and (in his words) to remove "discrimination against men".

Many husbands will be sleeping easier in their beds, but don't tell them that the duty was unenforceable anyway!

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