Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Junge Freiheit. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
Discrimination: Deutsche Bahn [Railway] convicted because they addressed a passenger as “Mr.”
Frankfurt am Main
The Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Frankfurt am Main has condemned Deutsche Bahn for discrimination. Reason: They addressed a customer who felt diverse as “Mr.” In each individual case in which no “non-binary” form of address is used, penalties of €250,000 are threatened. [Nice pocket change for fraudsters.]
The judgment of the last instance has far-reaching consequences: Effective immediately, the company may no longer use the previously customary salutations when issuing tickets, in customer service letters or in advertising and stored data. The judges did not allow a transitional period for this. This is “technically feasible as well as reasonable in terms of finances and personnel.”
Higher Regional Court: “Significant mental stress”
Another consequence: From next year, the booking system must also be changed so that Deutsche Bahn no longer only addresses its customers with “Mr.” or “Mrs.” [What about “It”?] Either it must be dropped completely, or the company must find a third form of address, which has so far been completely unclear.
A customer who calls himself René_Rain Hornstein complained. The underscore and middle name are meant to indicate his sexual diversity. In the eyes of the Higher Regional Court, the railway company ignored this “non-binary” orientation and thus discriminated against the passenger. [It’s nice to know that the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt has enough capacity to deal with such important issues due to the constantly falling crime rate.] Therefore, the group now has to pay compensation of €1000. Because, according to the judges, “the plaintiff” suffered immaterial damage. She experiences “the attribution of masculinity” as an attack on herself. And that leads to significant mental stress. [That thing doesn’t belong in a railway carriage, it belongs in a padded cell.]
For Deutsche Bahn, which sees itself “as a group for a culture of equal opportunities and appreciation,” “diversity” is a top priority, the company said. Gender-appropriate language has already been introduced in all areas of the company. And yet one does not know exactly what to do now: “There are still no universally recognized standards for addressing non-binary gender people in the German-speaking world,” said a spokeswoman for Die Welt. Even within the group of people affected, the ideas about this are currently still very different.
Afterword from the translator:
I don’t know about you, but for me this whole gender-fluid Transylvanian hogwash is heading towards a monstrous cliff, because a hell of a lot of people are getting more and more angry about the victimhood shenanigans of these pedophile predators, and when a predator gets too dangerous… the hunt is on. Remember the “Beast of Gévaudan”.