Canadian court ruled in favor of several beauticians that refused to provide a bikini wax to a transgender woman, according to a report on Tuesday.
Jessica Yaniv, who was born male, claimed that five Vancouver estheticians discriminated against her on separate occasions when she requested a Brazilian bikini wax.
Yaniv, who has male genitalia, filed various complaints against the women after she was told they were unable to provide her the service.
The women insisted in court that they only offer the service to female clients and weren’t trained to wax men.
Several of the estheticians also cited religious reasons, claiming they were uncomfortable waxing a man.
“No woman should be compelled to touch male genitals against her will, irrespective of how the owner of the genitals identifies,” defense lawyer, Jay Cameron, told KOMO News.
The court announced the decision against Yaniv on Tuesday and concluded she “filed complaints for improper purposes.”