Britain’s first transgender hate crime trial is halted after one day as judge says ‘there is no case and never was a case’

Miranda Yardley – Charged with hate crime – Self identifies as “Transexual man” claims you cannot change assigned sex.

The hearing at Basildon Magistrates’ Court in Essex last Friday brought into sharp focus the complex and often rancorous divisions within the transgender community.

On one side was Yardley, an accountant, who describes himself as a transsexual and identifies as a man, even though he underwent gender reassignment to become a woman ten years ago.

Despite his own experience, his contention is that individuals cannot change sex – and this has drawn fierce criticism on social media.

Better have a strong cup of coffee before attempting to digest this.

 

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