Monday, April 02, 2012
Donald Trump approves transgender Miss Universe contestant
Jenna Talackova, the transgendered woman whose dreams were dashed last month when she was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada pageant, is back in the running.
In a surprise reversal, the pageant, owned by business mogul Donald Trump, sent out a news release that said the 23-year-old from Vancouver would be able to compete at the 61st annual Miss Universe Canada Pageant next month after all.
Just last month the pageant said Talackova could not take part “because she did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form.”
I wonder how much this has to be with Canadian Human Rights laws? Most likely because the rationale for the reinstatement is that she met the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada.