A transgender woman has won her appeal against an employment tribunal over a transgender tweet.
A lady who lost her job after stating that biological sex cannot be changed has won her appeal against an employment tribunal.
Maya Forstater’s contract was not renewed in March 2019 after she issued a series of tweets criticizing government intentions to change the Gender Recognition Act to allow persons to identify as the opposite sex.
“This verdict does not indicate that anyone with gender-critical attitudes can ‘misgender’ trans persons with impunity,” a High Court judge stated on Thursday, adding that the initial tribunal had “erred in law.”
Mr Justice Choudhury ruled in Ms Forstater’s favor, saying her beliefs “may well be terribly insulting and even disturbing,” but that they “must be tolerated in a pluralist society.”
Ms Forstater, a tax expert at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), an international think tank that fights poverty and injustice, took her case to an employment tribunal, claiming that her dismissal was based on her religious views.
However, employment judge James Tayler earlier denied her petition, stating that her views on sex are “absolutist.”
She restated her beliefs that biological sex is “actual, vital, unchangeable, and not to be confounded with gender identity” during an employment appeal tribunal in April.
JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, earlier tweeted in favor of the claimant, saying, “Live your best life in peace and security.”
“However, why should women be fired for asserting that sex is real?”