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Ninth Circuit Court Rules Miss USOA Pageant Can Exclude Males


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The Miss United States of America (USOA) pageant has a rule that only natural women are allowed to compete. But when “Anita” Green’s application for the pageant was denied and his funds reimbursed, he sued the pageant.

 

While other pageants, such as the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, have allowed biological males who “identify” as women to compete against real women, the Miss USOA pageant specifically requires that contestants are natural-born females.

The pageant argued that it has a First Amendment right to free association, and allowing males who identify as transgender women would “undermine its vision”  of “empowering only biological women.”

His lawsuit was dismissed last year, but Green persisted. Now, his latest effort to force himself into the women’s pageant has been denied. On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court’s prior ruling and sided with the pageant, again on First Amendment grounds. “The district court held that the First Amendment protected the Pageant’s expressive association rights to exclude a person who would impact the group’s ability to express its views,” the opinion summary explains. “The panel agreed that summary judgment for the Pageant was correct, but reached this conclusion not under the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of association but rather under the First Amendment’s protection against compelled speech.”:snip:

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10 minutes ago, Geee said:
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While other pageants, such as the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, have allowed biological males who “identify” as women to compete against real women, the Miss USOA pageant specifically requires that contestants are natural-born females.

 

 

It was not that many years ago when I could not conceive of that sentence being written.

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