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Martina Navratilova says including trans women in sport is ‘tricky’

Czech tennis player and 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova has told a summit in Scotland that her views on transgender women competing in women’s sport are “about biology”. Navratilova, 62, was speaking at the fifth annual Aberdeen Standard Investments diversity summit in Gleneagles, held in association with The Times. Navratilova said: “In sport we have categories and it’s about biology and fairness, so I was always coming about it from that angle. And I still am.” “I don’t think it should be up to women and girls to prove...
Edinburgh Employment TribunalJohn WitherowNewsthe timesTransUK

Trans journalist speaks out after losing discrimination case against The Times

The former night editor of The Times’ Scotland edition, who lost an anti-trans discrimination case against the paper, has told PinkNews she is “deeply disappointed” at the judgment. Katherine O’Donnell, 54, was made redundant by The Times in January 2018 and took the paper to the Edinburgh employment tribunal, claiming anti-trans discrimination and unfair dismissal. Judge Jane Porter dismissed O’Donnell’s claims in a judgment on August 20. O’Donnell told PinkNews she has “grave concerns” that her case “has not been understood by the tribunal judge and panel members”. “It’s too...
Edinburgh Employment TribunalJohn WitherowNewsthe timesTransUK

Trans journalist speaks out after losing discrimination case against The Times

The former night editor of The Times’ Scotland edition, who lost an anti-trans discrimination case against the paper, has told PinkNews she is “deeply disappointed” at the judgment. Katherine O’Donnell, 54, was made redundant by The Times in January 2018 and took the paper to the Edinburgh employment tribunal, claiming anti-trans discrimination and unfair dismissal. Judge Jane Porter dismissed O’Donnell’s claims in a judgment on August 20. O’Donnell told PinkNews she has “grave concerns” that her case “has not been understood by the tribunal judge and panel members”. “It’s too...
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