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https://twitter.com/MForstater/status/1402922169559044096

https://sex-matters.org/?p=12595

https://hiyamaya.net/?page_id=3905

(links to sex matters and Maya's site seem to be working now)

ETA Maya's statement on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIKlg71LJc

ETA 2 the full ruling

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60c1cce1d3bf7f4bd9814e39/Maya_Forstater_v_CGD_Europe_and_others_UKEAT0105_20_JOJ.pdf

https://twitter.com/MForstater/status/1402922169559044096 https://sex-matters.org/?p=12595 https://hiyamaya.net/?page_id=3905 (links to sex matters and Maya's site seem to be working now) ETA Maya's statement on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIKlg71LJc ETA 2 the full ruling https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60c1cce1d3bf7f4bd9814e39/Maya_Forstater_v_CGD_Europe_and_others_UKEAT0105_20_JOJ.pdf

36 comments

[–] Carthimundia 32 points (+32|-0)

So while I was rolling my eyes at this, I think it was actually strategically clever from the court. After the Keira Bell judgment the female judge (of course) was attacked, called a transphobe etc even by some lawyers (like Jo Maugham.) Even though the judgment had nothing to do with contraception, the TRAs jumped on it saying it would be used to deny teenagers abortions and contraceptives.

The court realises this is a very sensitive political hot potato, and they realise that misinformation is rife. After Maya's hearing there was loads of screeching from the TRAS that if she wins it would make misgendering legal, trans people could be fired for being trans etc. By laying it out so clearly, the court has blocked any avenue the TRAS might want to take in saying this judgment is 'transphobic'.

[–] jennagc 6 points (+6|-0)

Totally! That's what I told myself anyway, as I was really dismayed, at first, to read all their pander-fluff. Although I am still so disgusted with CGD's reaction. If I were her, I would sue them for workplace discrimination and damages. But I can also see her just not wanting to deal with it anymore. It would be awesome if she could file a suit and win, maybe it would discourage other employers from being completely obtuse on this issue. In any case, I am so grateful for this outcome. Hope we start to see victories like this in the US. Although there is the case of that gym teacher in Virginia being suspended for refusing to use his student's preferred pronouns. Thankfully, the school was ultimately ordered to allow him to return to work after it was ruled that his views were protected under freedom of speech and freedom of religious beliefs.