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Pageant Allows Transgender Contestant To Compete
theindychannel.com/CNN ^ | April 3, 2012 | Marina Landis / Chris Boyette

Posted on 04/03/2012 7:46:53 AM PDT by Abathar

NEW YORK (CNN) -- After initially disqualifying a transgender contestant, organizers of the Miss Universe beauty pageant have reversed course saying she can participate.

In a statement late Monday night, the Miss Universe Organization said Jenna Talackova can compete provided "she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions."

The statement, however, did not elaborate on what the requirements were.

The news came a day before Talackova was expected to hold a news conference with high-profile feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to talk about her experience.

Until now she hasn't spoken to reporters, and it was unclear whether the news conference Tuesday will proceed as planned.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, commended the pageant organizer's decision Monday night.

"The Miss Universe Organization made the right decision and has taken an important first step," the group said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: glaad; lopitofofme; transgender
Where the hell are we going, and why am I stuck in this handbasket?
1 posted on 04/03/2012 7:47:07 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

LORD, PLEASE COME SOON!!


2 posted on 04/03/2012 7:52:52 AM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY
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To: Abathar

I confess that I am “hetero-normative”, as the LGBT community might say. I prefer a pageant in which the girls were born girls, and were always girls. Something about the trans-whatever contestants doesn’t set well with me.

And at least for now, we are free to express such thoughts. Give it a few years, and what I just wrote could be a hate crime.


3 posted on 04/03/2012 7:53:55 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Abathar
In a statement late Monday night, the Miss Universe Organization said Jenna Talackova can compete provided "she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions."

The statement, however, did not elaborate on what the requirements were.


I think some "tucking" was necessary.
4 posted on 04/03/2012 7:54:03 AM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: Apparatchik

I refuse to even contemplate how they do that surgery. (I picture a big wood drill on a Dewalt cordless and my brain freezes up after that...)


5 posted on 04/03/2012 7:58:25 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
If the only requirement is to look like a female, let's open up the contest to super-gorgeous fem robots.

6 posted on 04/03/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Apparatchik
Having XX chromosomes should be the deciding factor for sex (not "gender," a precious little Women's Studies word which means precious little outside of linguistic structuralism textbooks.

XX and ovaries.

7 posted on 04/03/2012 8:03:19 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (QWERTY, ergo typo.)
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To: Abathar

Sorry, this person is NOT a she. He is a man who had his penis removed.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Abathar

People will loose interest in these pageants if this continues. Straight folks just don’t want to watch.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 8:07:03 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY

-—LORD, PLEASE COME SOON!!-—

Amen.

I live in MA, and my teenage children have never lived in a time when marriage was only between a man and woman. Thank God we’ve been able to homeschool. The government schools are completely out of control. And there’s no logical endpoint.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 8:07:57 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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The Miss Universe Organization made the right decision and has taken an important first step

True. The first step off the ledge, bridge, or any other precipice is always very important.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: All

click. change channel.

note: no patronize suicide sponsors.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Abathar

The “Miss” Universe organization has the right to do as they please and I have the right not to watch. Just one more TV show to scratch off my list.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 8:16:07 AM PDT by mort56
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To: Abathar

Beam me up Scotty; there's no intelligent life on THIS planet......

14 posted on 04/03/2012 8:16:28 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: formosa

too late, the pagent just commited suicide.


15 posted on 04/03/2012 8:18:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: svcw

Not a she...body has the bone structure of a man which is evident. And without makeup the appearance is telling.

No different than those who surgicially change their appearance to look like animals....they don’t...the human appearance remains obvious.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 8:26:07 AM PDT by caww
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To: Abathar

Ho hum, just one more reason to ignore this pageant.

No doubt this freak will be declared the winner, in the name of PC.

It’s been clear for many years that the results are not decided by anything remotely resembling the parameters stated in the contest name.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: formosa

I heard that someone wanted “Dancing With The Stars” to allow same-sex couples.

Can you imagine the ratings if we see some gay celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell? How many of you want to watch Rosie O’Donnell dancing with a girl on a show such as “Dancing With The Stars”? It could be in our future.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They put their toe in that water with Chaz Bono and I don’t think they liked the true advertiser response it got, as opposed to the PC BS they proclaimed afterword.

They put two homos up there, especially men, it will be the click heard round the world as the stations get changed, they must know that.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 8:39:15 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Plumbing doesn’t count. If you don’t have two X chromosomes you are not a girl. End of argument. Didn’t we go through this with the East German women’s swim team a few years ago?


20 posted on 04/03/2012 8:46:13 AM PDT by redangus
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To: formosa
People will loose interest in these pageants if this continues. Straight folks just don’t want to watch.

One, viewership of these types of shows are already down - WAY down. Last year's uptick in viewership was an outlier and decisions like this will ENSURE it was an outlier.

Two, how in the HELL does a man who wants to be a woman (who can NEVER BE a woman) advance the causes and issues which women face? Can this man really speak about the dangers of breast-cancer, when he decided to enhance and enlarge HIS breasts? This disease is VERY bad for woman (and men)(I KNOW - my Grandmother died from breast cancer and my mother has had two bouts with it), but it is a mockery for a MAN to try and speak from a woman's perspective about these issues! Hell, even the liberal nut jobs state as such, "You are a man, you don't understand." Well, guess what, THAT'S A MAN, BABY!

To think otherwise is simply so overtly stupid and out of bounds with reality that most normal people cannot even grasp the acrobats necessary to reach their point! You cannot argue with an idiot on this level - they have no clue what reality is and no amount of facts will bring them back into our realm!
21 posted on 04/03/2012 9:06:59 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Abathar

Okay. This is the most absurd things I have ever seen. We are truly doomed.

Count me firmly in the camp with our Evangelical Christian brothers and sisters now. The end is coming. I fail to see any other direction in which we are hurtling as a civilization.


22 posted on 04/03/2012 9:12:01 AM PDT by Catholic Canadian
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To: Apparatchik
"...The statement, however, did not elaborate on what the requirements were..."

I was going to mention something having to do with golf balls and garden hoses, but I will keep it civil.

23 posted on 04/03/2012 9:53:38 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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