World News

Miss USA Pageant may exclude transgender contestants, US court rules


https://sputniknews.com/20221103/miss-usa-pageant-can-exclude-transgender-contestants-us-court-rules-1103426012.html

Miss USA Pageant may exclude transgender contestants, US court rules

Miss USA Pageant may exclude transgender contestants, US court rules

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Miss United States of America beauty pageant cannot be forced to allow transgender women to compete because it would interfere… 03.11.2022, Sputnik International

2022-11-03T03:51+0000

2022-11-03T03:51+0000

2022-11-03T03:57+0000

americas

transgender

transgender

transgender rights

transgender women

/html/head/meta[@name=”og:title”]/@contents

/html/head/meta[@name=”og:description”]/@contents

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/68/1079786852_0:0:3641:2048_1920x0_80_0_0_5d0af296d04a62b02f9e6c28a24c6d91.jpg

In a 2-to-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, dismissed a lawsuit brought by transgender activist Anita Green, saying Miss USA’s policy of allowing only “born” women to compete violates an Oregon anti-discrimination law. Green, a transgender activist from Oregon, sued Miss USA in federal court in Portland last year after her pageant application was denied. Constitution of the United States and spoke out in favor of Miss USA’s ability to freely express her views on the concept of “femininity”, even though this view does not apply to people in the transgender community. . “It is commonly accepted that beauty pageants are generally designed to express the ‘ideal view of American womanhood,'” wrote Circuit Judge Lawrence VanDyke, appointed by former President Donald Trump, who was joined by the Circuit Judge Carlos Bea, appointed by the former president. George W. Bush in upholding the federal judge’s 2021 decision to dismiss Green’s lawsuit. Circuit Judge Susan Graver said in a dissenting opinion that the court should have first decided whether the Oregon law even applies to Miss USA before addressing it as a constitutional issue. On Wednesday, it was also announced that Anne Jakkaphong, a Thai media mogul, transgender woman and activist, had purchased the Miss Universe organization — not to be confused with Miss USA — for $20 million. Jakrajutatip is the CEO of JKN Global Group which has announced plans to expand the Miss Universe business across Asia with skin care products, cosmetics and lifestyle products bearing the Miss Universe brand. “We are not only looking to continue its legacy of providing a platform for passionate people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and traditions, but also to evolve the brand for the next generation,” Jakrajutatip said. His company added that their “progressive approach” continues to push them to the “forefront” of their industry.

americas

2022

Mary Manley

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e6/01/0b/1092187887_0:0:2048:2049_100x100_80_0_0_0c2cc4c84f89aff034cc55bb01fb6697.jpg

Mary Manley

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e6/01/0b/1092187887_0:0:2048:2049_100x100_80_0_0_0c2cc4c84f89aff034cc55bb01fb6697.jpg

New

en_GB

Sputnik International

feedback@sputniknews.com

+74956456601

MIA “Rosiya Segodnya”

https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107978/68/1079786852_432:0:3163:2048_1920x0_80_0_0_8766580cfc0578e27c035288721fb77b.jpg

transgender, transgender, transgender rights, transgender women

transgender, transgender, transgender rights, transgender women

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Miss United States of America beauty pageant cannot be forced to allow transgender women to compete because it would interfere with its ability to express “the ideal vision of American femininity,” it said Wednesday. a US Court of Appeals.

In a 2-1 decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, dismissed a lawsuit brought by transgender activist Anita Green, saying Miss USA’s policy of n allowing “born” women to compete violates an Oregon anti-discrimination law.

Green, a transgender activist from Oregon, sued Miss USA in federal court in Portland last year after her pageant application was denied.

The 9th Circuit argued that applying the Oregon law to the company would violate the contest’s free speech rights under the US Constitution and ruled in favor of the ability of Miss USA to freely express her point of view on the concept of “femininity” even if this point of view does not apply to people in the transgender community.

“It is commonly accepted that beauty pageants are generally designed to express the ‘ideal view of American womanhood,'” wrote Circuit Judge Lawrence VanDyke, appointed by former President Donald Trump, who was joined by the Circuit Judge Carlos Bea, appointed by the former president. George W. Bush in upholding the federal judge’s 2021 decision to dismiss Green’s lawsuit.

Circuit Judge Susan Graver said in a dissenting opinion that the court should have first decided whether the Oregon law even applied to Miss USA before addressing it as a constitutional issue.

On Wednesday, it was also announced that Anne Jakkaphong, a Thai media mogul, transgender woman and activist, had purchased the Miss Universe organization — not to be confused with Miss USA — for $20 million. Jakrajutatip is the CEO of JKN Global Group which has announced plans to expand the Miss Universe business across Asia with skin care products, cosmetics and lifestyle products bearing the Miss Universe brand.

“We are not only looking to continue its legacy of providing a platform for passionate people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and traditions, but also to evolve the brand for the next generation,” Jakrajutatip said. His company added that their “progressive approach” continues to push them to the “forefront” of their industry.



sputniknews Gt

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button