UPDATE – Nov. 3, 2022 – Victory! The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals expanded the First Amendment’s protection against compelled speech, to include a single-sex beauty pageant being forced to say that men can be women.
In the case of Green v. MUSA, the ruling protected the Miss United States of America pageant from being compelled to admit males as “natural born females,” regardless of the plaintiff’s argument that state law would have otherwise compelled the admittance of men with a “gender identity” of woman.
The court’s ruling is consistent with WoLF’s legal arguments from the brief and with our overall position and strategy on women’s free speech. You can read the complete 106-page opinion here.
WoLF’s brief has three main arguments:
Women are a historically marginalized group for whom free expression and association are particularly important.
Gender identity ideology is unscientific and harmful to women. The ideology is misogynistic, homophobic (and lesbophobic), and incoherent.
Anita Green is a man and his arguments about sex and gender are false.