To be clear, I wasn't wondering about the believability of the rapist holding legal sway. I was raging against horribly sexist laws.

I do agree, it sounds as though the gay rights issues are being handled with thought. However the whole first problem the OP gave seemed to me like a set-up to tackle women's rights as much as gay rights. Luckily, speaking about one doesn't prevent or take away from speaking about the other.