Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spousal Veto and Annulment

Let’s unpack a couple of the issues from yesterday a bit more. Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, Clause 12(h) Just to remind you, this allows an annulment of a marriage if someone discovers their spouse has a gender recognition certificate (GRC) but didn’t tell them beforehand. The Minister’s response yesterday was, basically, that such people needed […]

Trans People – do we have Cooties?

Just under 3 hours ago the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gained its third reading in the House of Commons with a majority of 205. While this Bill removes a huge issue for married trans people in terms of them seeking gender recognition, and the Government has “conceded” on another big issue which was threatening […]

Education – Utopian or Utilitarian?

One of my many roles in society is that of a secondary school governor, and we had our regular half-termly meeting yesterday afternoon. Secondary schools are set targets based on a number of criteria, including attendance, exclusions and quality of teaching, but the main ones are based on grades students attain at GCSE by the […]