Birmingham, England, Oct 4, 2019 / 16:01 pm
An employment tribunal in England stated Wednesday that a biblical view of sex and gender is "incompatible with human dignity" in a ruling against a doctor who was denied employment after refusing to use the preferred pronouns of transgender clients.
The tribunal's ruling, conveyed Oct. 2, said: "belief in Genesis 1:27, lack of belief in transgenderism and conscientious objection to transgenderism in our judgment are incompatible with human dignity and conflict with the fundamental rights of others, specifically here, transgender individuals."
Dr. David Mackereth, a Reformed Baptist who long worked at the National Health Service, was training to take a job as a disability assessor at the Department for Work and Pensions. At a June 2018 training session he said that he would not refer to a biological male as a woman. It is NHS policy to use the preferred pronouns of patients.
His instructor had said reports on those claiming disability must refer to the patient by their gender identity, in accord with the Equality Act 2010, an anti-discrimination law in England, Wales, and Scotland which includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender reassignment among its protected classes.