- Judges back Miss United States of America’s decision to reject trans entrant
- Parent company United States of America Pageants insists on ‘natural-born’ females
- It barred Oregonian trans activist Anita Green from competing in 2019
- She sued under Oregon’s anti-discrimination laws, but judges repeatedly ruled against her
- Pageants are covered by America’s strong free speech rules, judges said
- Beauty contests are allowed to pursue their own ‘ideal vision of American womanhood’
- Green says she is glad to have spotlighted anti-trans discrimination
Judges have upheld the right of Miss United States of America to bar a trans man-to-woman competitor, saying organizers can insist on only ‘natural-born’ females taking part in its beauty contest.
Trans activist She Anita Green has competed in several pageants, including Miss Montana USA, and Ms. World Universal. In 2019, she won the title of Miss Earth Elite Oregon.