In what may seem like a fleeting moment of sanity when it comes to biology, a judge ruled last week that the Miss United States of America pageant cannot be forced to let transgender women participate.
That means the contest for Miss USA is able to limit participants to people who are “Miss’s.”
The organization’s stated mission promotes “natural-born” females.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman said that because Miss USA is an expressive organization as opposed to a commercial one, it has a First Amendment right to its message and cannot be required to change it.
Anita Noelle Green, a man who identifies as a woman, filed suit alleging the pageant could not excluded individuals who identify as transgender women.
Green used the “wrong side of history” statement when expressing thoughts on the ruling.