Alison Bailey, a UK Barrister and gender critical feminist is suing Garden Court and Stonewall, who labelled her views as transphobic and bigoted. In court, she has alleged her employer teamed up with the LGBT activist group to discriminate against her.
On her website I am suing Stonewall. Donate to my crowdfund — Allison Bailey she writes,
I am suing Stonewall Equality Limited to stop them policing free speech.
I am a barrister and I helped to set up a new organisation for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, the LGB Alliance, to provide an alternative to Stonewall. In retaliation, Stonewall had me investigated by my chambers, in an attempt to cost me my livelihood.
Bailey posted two tweets deemed offensive by the organisation she worked for, and Stonewall, an LGBT activist group. She was asked to delete tweets but she refused. She also claims her employer withheld work from her.
In her statement to the court Bailey states,
Since 2018, I have become concerned at a particular form of campaigning being done in the name of trans rights. This campaigning has been substantially led by Stonewall. It has been adopted by many members of Garden Court to the extent that it has in practice become a corporate campaign for Garden Court. This particular form of trans rights campaigning involves the proselytization of gender theory.
Gender theory states that biological sex is secondary to the concept of innate gender which is unrelated to biological sex.
I believe that gender theory is discriminatory against gay and lesbian people:
our sexual orientation is defined by being biologically same sex attracted.
Therefore, our identities are eroded by the concept of biological sex being
I am concerned for the same reasons about the effect of gender theory on
women: women’s rights have been won in order to protect us from harms
that arise as a consequence of our sex. If we are no longer defined according
to our sex, and instead are only defined by a concept of gender which is
unrelated to biology, then our protections and rights are lost.
Garden Court refuse to admit any discrimination. The hearing is expected to last for four weeks.