New Forstater case in UK: lawyer sues Stonewall for 'inducing discrimination'

Allison Bailey was allegedly mobbed and discriminated against by her law firm for expressing her opposition to gender self-certification or self-id. A lesbian and founder of the LGBT Alliance, she sued the firm and Stonewall as well. Who, she is convinced, actively worked for her "punishment".
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Stonewall will face a court case for encouraging the law firm where Allison Bailey, a lesbian lawyer, works to issue a disciplinary order against her simply because she had criticised transgender activists.

The lawyer filed a complaint for discrimination inspired by the case of Maya Forstaterthe researcher at the Center for Global Development in London who lost her job for expressing her opposition to gender self-certification (see here)

On 10 June, an appeals court ruled in Forstater's favour, holding that belief in the immutability of biological sex is a form of opinion protected by the European Convention on Human Rights.

After all, even Nancy KelleyManaging Director of Stonewall UKin a very recent interview with the BBC (here) had to admit that it is not possible to change biological sex. Some external sexual characteristics can be changed, but not the sex.  

A judge agreed that Bailey, who practices in London, is entitled to support his critical views of gender identity as they are philosophical thoughts.

The Court will examine the case in April against Stonewall and the law firm where the woman works.

This is the second time that the British LGBT+ rights organisation has unsuccessfully tried to put an end to the complaint by the lawyer who is a founder of the LGb Alliance, an association that came into being after part of the British gay and lesbian movement broke away from Stonewall in controversy with transgender ideology.

In his first complaint Bailey accused the NGO and his employer of discrimination and victimisation. This is now reinforced by Judge Holly Stout's view that it is 'entirely plausible' that the organisation 'tried to make a profit'. induce the law firm to punish the applicant on account of her publicly expressed beliefs and criticism of Stonewall's 'diversity champions' programme".

At the hearing it was recalled that in 2018 Bailey had claimed that Stonewall "had been complicit in supporting a campaign of intimidation against anyone who questioned the ideology of self id, particularly lesbians and feminists"..

To support the civil case, the woman launched a fundraising. Leading figures from the prominent Garden Court law firm are also accused of defining the lawyer's beliefs 'bigoted and unworthy of respect'. 

Both Garden Court and Stonewall deny having violated the law.

Elena Bandiera

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