http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7609859.stm is the BBC article on the issue.
Now here is a version of Twisted Sister's song We're not gonna take it, sung by the Veronicas. I put it here to give halachat kol eisha the middle finger.
Run from orthodox judaism as far as you can. There is a better way, one in which you can do what you want without seeking the approval of a hundred nosey rabbis.
For more commentary on the issue, visit http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2008/09/haredi-rules-fo.html.