Civil law

"Gender refers to the social attributes and opportunities associated with being male and female and the relationships between women and men and girls and boys, as well as the relations between women and those between men. These attributes, opportunities and relationships are socially constructed and are learned through socialization processes. They are context/ time-specific and changeable. Gender determines what is expected, allowed and valued in a women or a man in a given context. (...)"

- definition of gender on the website of the European Institute for Gender Equality

No admission to the gym

Amtsgericht Hagen, judgment of 09.06.2008 - 140 C 26/08

The applicant's request for admission to the defendant gym was rejected on the grounds that the number of female members was below the desired quota. Therefore, he could not be affiliated at the respective point of time.

However, the rejection of the application for admission is discriminatory on grounds of gender according to § 1 AGG.

The court adjudged compensation for personal suffering (50 EUR) to the plaintiff and the defendant gym was legally obligated to include the applicant as a member.

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