Spousal Exit Clause

The Women and Equalities Committee of the UK Parliament  launched a call for evidence to a new enquiry into the Gender Recognition Act.  Evidence had to be submitted by Friday 27th November 2020.

Trans Widows Voices produced guidance for individuals and organisations to use when responding to the question regarding the Spousal Exit Clause (or Spousal Consent, sometimes erroneously referred to as the Spousal Veto).  We will retain this information on our website for the time being as no doubt it will be useful again in the future and it provides a good basic guide to the issues

Our submission to the committee can be viewed here.

Subsequently, Trans Widows Voices were invited to give oral evidence to the UK Parliament's Women and Equalities Select Committee alongside FiLiA, Womans Place and Fair Play for Women, with regards to the current inquiry over reform of the Gender Recognition Act.


Due to concerns over our contributor's privacy we were unable to attend the live broadcasted oral evidence session and at the request of the Committee, submitted further written evidence instead.


This evidence has now been published and can be found here.

We are pleased that Trans Widows are now being seen as stakeholders in this debate, particularly in relation to the Spousal Exit Clause.