A woman who lost her job by tweeting that men can’t change her biological sex has won her appeal against a job tribunal.
Business and international development researcher Maya Forstator did not renew her contract with her employer in 2012. She then questioned the government’s proposals to amend the Gender Identity Act and asked them to create gender to prove their identities.
In a tweet, she wrote: “I don’t think woman is an identity or a feminine feeling. What surprised me was that the people who admired me … tied themselves up so as not to tell the truth that men cannot change into women. “
In another controversial post, she argued that the feeling that a white person is black is the same as a man’s belief that she is a woman.
But the response to the tweet did not renew the agreement reached by Mrs Forster as an anti-poverty campaigner and a visiting colleague at the Think-Tank-Center for Global Development (CGD) in London and Washington.
She lost her previous employment tribunal in December 201 after her views on sex were ruled “autocratic” and “disrespectful in a democratic society.”
But on Thursday, a High Court judge sided with Ms Forstetter, acknowledging that her views could be “extremely offensive and offensive”, but that they must be “tolerated in a pluralistic society”.
The original appeal found that the original tribunal had “made a mistake by law” but did not emphasize that “gender-based beliefs can make offenders ‘misgender’.”
Honorable Justice Chaudhary received Ms. Forstetter’s “Gender-Critical Belief” under the Equality Act because she did not “attempt to destroy the rights of trans people.”
He said the ruling did not mean “employers and service providers will not be able to provide a safe environment for transgender people”.
Ms Forster said she was “happy to do justice” but her former employer, the CGD, described the tribunal’s decision as “backwards for inclusiveness and equality for all”.
Amanda Glassman, executive vice-president of the CGD, said: “This decision is disappointing and surprising because we believe that Judge Taylor is being harmed by such abusive speech and therefore cannot be protected under the Equality Act. .
“Today’s decision is a step back for inclusiveness and equality for all. We are currently considering a variety of avenues with our attorneys. ”
During an earlier tribunal, the judge ruled that Ms. Forrester’s opinion was “inconsistent with human dignity and the fundamental rights of others.”
Judge Taylor said the tax expert had no right to disregard the legal rights of transgender people and that “there is tremendous pain caused by a person’s misunderstanding.”
He concluded: “If a person transitions from a man to a woman and has a Gender Identification Certificate (GRC), then that person is legally a woman. There is nothing that Mrs. Forstator has the right to ignore. Ms. Forster’s position is that even though a trans woman has a GRC, she cannot honestly describe herself as a woman. This belief is not respectable in a democratic society.
“Even with due respect for the right to freedom of expression, people cannot expect protection if their original beliefs violate the dignity of others and create an atmosphere of intimidation, hostility, defamation, humiliation or insult.”
In 201J, author J.K. Ms. Rowling. Her support for Forstator was badly scuttled, after she lost her first employment tribunal, followed by a tweet with the hashtag #ispandwithmaya.
Rowling received a strong response to her tweet.
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