.@katemond @Verity_Holloway @DailyMailUK The same writer has previously described Elton John as David Furnish's 'wife'.. — Sarah Elizabeth Cox (@spookyjulie) March 3, 2016It also appears on the Mail Online today, with the inverted commas replicated in the photo credit. Fry and Spencer married in January last year at Fry's local registry in Dereham, Norfolk, after first being romantically linked in summer 2014. Fry later admitted he was a "very, very happy" man, and shared a picture of the couple signing the wedding register together - something which made them husbands in the eyes of the law, not 'husbands', we might add. Twitter users commented on the perceived double standard implied by the use of the inverted commas.
Vestiges of inequality linger in seen and unseen, spoken and unspoken, tone and lack of tone, gestures & quotes. https://t.co/siS1pSNJoC— Caprice Roberts (@capricelroberts) March 3, 2016
This why "equal" "rights" is "crucial" .. Daily Mail on Stephen Fry & "husbands" move. #lgbt #equality pic.twitter.com/HEMKLfChKy — Geoffrey E Hill (@PalaeoEnto) March 3, 2016
According to the 'Ephraim Hardcastle' column in the '@DailyMailUK', Stephen Fry has a 'husband'. Nice pic.twitter.com/riIr5L8iQc — Danny Boyle (@DannyBoyle87) March 3, 2016Attitude have reached out to the Daily Mail for comment. More stories: Stephen Fry's husband talks of homophobia on honeymoon Stephen Fry tackles mental health in new BBC documentary