This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A woman in the United Kingdom has gotten her payday for getting fired for believing in biology, that men are men.
It is the Christian Institute that revealed Maya Forstater, who lost her job for defending the reality of biological sex, has been awarded more than £100,000 in compensation. That's about $135,0000.
Her contract as a tax consultant was not renewed in 2019 when she said on social media that biology determines whether people are male or female.
"During the legal battle, judges declared her gender-critical beliefs to be protected under the Equality Act 2010 and found that she suffered 'direct discrimination' and 'victimization' by her employer," the report said.
WND had reported when tribunal rulings overturned a lower panel decision and concluded her employer treated Forstater unfairly, based on her beliefs.
At that time, Judge Andrew Glennie ruled that Forstater had been subject to both "direct discrimination" and "victimization" by the Centre for Global Development when she defended the reality of biological sex.
Following that decision, author JK Rowling said on social media, "Every woman who’s been harassed, silenced, bullied or lost employment because of her gender critical beliefs is freer and safer today, thanks to the warrior that is @MForstater."
Forstater was working for the U.K. organization when she wrote of her concern about allowing people to choose their gender, arguing it is determined by biology rather than identity.
Now the employment tribunal handling her case ruled that the CGD will pay her compensation.
"My case has exposed institutionalized discrimination against, and the routine abuse and smearing of, people with perfectly ordinary beliefs about the material reality of sex," she explained.
Her former employer said, in a statement that didn't address the issue at hand, "CGD has and will continue to strive to maintain a workplace that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all. The resolution of this case will allow us once again to focus exclusively on our mission: reducing global poverty and inequality through economic research that drives better policy and practice."
Forstater is now the executive director of Sex Matters.
She said the ordeal has been "hell" for her family over the past years.
The original judge had held anti-science views, declaring her statements that men and men cannot change into women "not worthy of respect in a democratic society."