A potbodie shop in Leeds has been accused of ‘torturing’ and ‘harassing’ transgender people after a woman said she was forced to pay for a meal while the shop was closed due to the government’s new £3.4m gender reassignment policy.
The shop owner, Jazmine Johnson, said she had no choice but to make a payment to the taxpayer for her meal after a transgender woman told her she had to buy a new pair of pants for her surgery in the shop.
She also said that staff members told her that she could not eat unless she bought new clothes.
The policy has come into effect from January 1, and has prompted outrage from people across the country, including Ms Johnson’s neighbours who have criticised the decision. “
I’ve had to make arrangements to pay out a lump sum and I just can not go on.”
The policy has come into effect from January 1, and has prompted outrage from people across the country, including Ms Johnson’s neighbours who have criticised the decision.
Another told the paper: “It’s a big waste of taxpayers money, not to mention that the staff at the shop don’t even know who they are.” “
What kind of sick man do you think they are?”
Another told the paper: “It’s a big waste of taxpayers money, not to mention that the staff at the shop don’t even know who they are.”
In this case, the tribunal has been told that the woman is trans and the shop has a policy that excludes transgender people.””
The Government’s Gender Recognition Act 2014 states that the Human Rights Tribunal should be notified if the tribunal deems a person’s gender identity to be in conflict with their gender identity.”
In this case, the tribunal has been told that the woman is trans and the shop has a policy that excludes transgender people.
“The Human Rights Review Tribunal is also reviewing the policy and will consider the matter again when it is ready.”
‘We are not trans’ Transgender people were able to use the gender-neutral pronoun ‘they’, which is often used by trans people, during the surgery in 2014.
However, the law also stipulates that if you are not transgender, you must be in a ‘gender identity that does not align with your biological sex’.
‘You are not a woman’ ‘I have been told I can’t eat for a month, can’t leave my house and can’t work’ A spokesperson from the Leeds-based LGBTI group Stonewall said: ‘We have had to put up with this for six months and we are not able to go back to the shop at the moment due to this policy.’
Transgender women who want to use women’s toilets have also complained about their safety being threatened.
‘We do not want to be subjected to harassment from other customers, we have not been able to leave the shop, and have had the police called to check on us every time,’ said one transgender woman, who asked not to be named.
‘They are calling us women.
‘People have said we are the new women, and that’s not true.
‘The police are not called to us and I have not had any complaints at all.
‘I do not feel safe in the men’s toilets, and I do not have a place to sit.’