Police forces in the UK have been criticised after they rejected an application in which the candidate admitted they do not believe human beings can biologically alter their gender.
The London Telegraph reports that a woman who applied for a job at Norfolk Constabulary was refused on the grounds of her “gender critical” opinions.
The police force told her that her views would “not be something we could uphold within the constabulary”.
The woman, who is already a police officer of 16 years, applied to a total of 26 forces elsewhere in the country and was rejected by over half of them for the same reason.
In her application, the officer asked if “gender critical” opinions would be “a barrier to my application?”
“I must point out that I am gender critical, which means that whilst I am firmly against abuse and discrimination to trans people, I do not believe you can change your biological sex,” the officer explained.
Police in the South East, who already employ the woman, told her that her opinions do not meet “the behaviours expected” of a member of the police force, and that she would likely fail a behavioural competency test.