Tag Archives: spousal consent

Gender Recognition Reform – A Real Possibility?

One of the things anticipated for this Parliament is that Brexit, and its associated legislation, will dominate everything. That’s not to say that legislation for other things cannot happen – there is still space allocated for Private Members Bills, for example. But the scope for other Government-sponsored legislation is small. The other complication for Government […]

Is Spousal Veto based on Swiss Cheese?

Last weekend Prof Stephen Whittle posted his legal reasoning why the requirement for spousal consent is important.   Stephen is a professor of law, and his credentials in terms of campaigning for the rights of trans people are impressive, to say the least. After an event in July, Stephen, Jacqui Gavin (of a:Gender) and I sat […]

Spousal Consent – Again…

The latest amendment to the same sex marriage bill by government on spousal consent attempts to explain exactly what the consent is for – namely, consent “to the marriage continuing after the issue of a full gender recognition certificate”.  In doing so, they once again spectacularly miss the point. Irrespective of what the spouse is […]