People who find beauty in big, beefy, hairy-legged women who look suspiciously like men might want to skip tuning into this year’s USA Miss pageant; a judge has ruled that the pageant doesn’t have to let female impersonators compete.
The federal judge in Oregon ruled that the USA Miss pageant cannot be required to allow transgender women — in other words, men who want you to think they are women — into the competition, and can limit contestants to “natural born females,” reports DailyMail.com.
The ruling comes in spite of the LGBTQ Equality Act recently passed by the House.
As usual the ruling stemmed from a discrimination suit, this time brought by Anita Green, a 29-year-old man, against the privately run organization. It was dismissed on Feb. 25 by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman.
“I view it as an association that cannot under the Constitution be required to allow plaintiff to participate in what defendant says is a contradiction of that message,” Mosman wrote in his ruling, referring to the requirement of “natural-born females.”
Green sued the United States of America Pageants, which is distinct from Miss USA, the contest once owned by former President Donald Trump.
Mosman’s ruling came on the same day that the Democratic-led House passed a bill that would embed LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws, though the legislation faces opposition in the Senate.