Transgender: Trump makes nutty accusations about Jenna Talackova

Wait, we thought everything was OK now?

After a heated controversy surrounding Canada's transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova's disqualification from the Miss Universe competition for not being a "naturally born female," we learned that Donald Trump decided to revise the organization's policies and allow transgender women to enter and compete.

But even with all that squared away, he brought up another point during tonight's 20/20 that didn't sit well with the others...

"We looked at the laws of Canada, and we looked at the laws of the United States, and every country is different, but it was obvious to us that she was entitled to compete," Trump told Barbara Walters.

Then, Trump added that it was brought to his attention that if you put Jenna's (born Walter Talackova) name together, you get "JENNATAL," or genital, which got him questioning if there was an ulterior motive there.

Well, Talackova's attorney Gloria Allred had her own two cents about that comment.

"With all due respect to Mr. Trump, he really needs to stop being focused on genitals, his or anyone else's. This world does not revolve around his penis or anyone else's genitalia."

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Allred, a famous legal face in Hollywood, took on Talackova's case because she thought it was extremely important.

"What happened to Jenna is very, very important. The Miss Universe competition had the rule that a contestant had to be a naturally born female. That is a rule that is blatantly discriminatory."

"I didn't know there'd be this much controversy," Jenna told Walters. "I was just entering because I wanted to represent Canada. I think I'm a beautiful woman inside and out, and I think I would've done the job...

"I'm a woman and I feel like the universe, the Creator, just put me in this position as an advocate. If it's helping anybody else—my story and my actions—then I feel great about it."

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The media keep mis-using the term "Transgender"

Even within Canada "legal gender recognition requirements" vary widely. In the most strict cases the transsexual must be "fully transitioned" including completion of genital surgery. By definition such a person is no longer transgender, since there external sex now matches there existing internal gender.

This means that in fact NO ONE who is "transgender" (I.e. Has sexual organs which do not match their internal gender) would be allowed to compete.

The problem is compounded by the fact that she must meet "international" requirements. Some countries have no way of recognizing a change in sex for those born in that country (eg. Ireland) and others refuse to recognize a change in sex under any circumstances (eg. Malaysia).

The question remains whether the organization has actually capitulated, or simply exchanged one excuse for exclusion for another.

In Canada she is legally female. To disqualify her is illegal descrimination based on sex and/or dissability. In the US this may not be true.

- Heather Scott

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