Spousal veto

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Spousal veto is a phrase used to describe a provision of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act 2013. Prior to the passing of the Act, a married person wishing to have gender recognition certificate would have to have a divorce. The Act removed this requirement, but instead provided that a married person would have to have the written consent of their spouse if they wished to have a GRC and remain married. This "spousal veto" has been unpopular with trans people, and is not expected to be included in the equivalent legislation in Scotland.