(FreedomBeacon.com)- Students booed her after a Wyoming senator mentioned the “existence of two sexes” in her commencement speech.
Sen. Cynthia Lummis, a Republican, drew the wrath of University of Wyoming students as she attempted to argue that government overreach has led legislators to believe that the government is the granter, not the protector, of rights and truths.
Lummis said that those in government believe that the government created those rights, not that the creator endowed us with inalienable rights. The government should redefine our rights to freedom of speech, religion, property, assembly, and the right to keep and bear arms. Even basic scientific truths, such as the existence of male and female sexes, are being questioned.
Students were enraged by the senator’s remarks and continued to yell, prompting Lummis to “challenge” the students even more.
Lummis said over the jeers that she wasn’t commenting that there are people who transition between sexes but wasn’t sure how we can forbid in-person worship services during a pandemic while labeling liquor stores as essential and keeping them open.
In March, Lummis was a vocal opponent of approving more COVID-19 emergency funding. She questioned whether previous COVID-19 funds were spent “appropriately” and demanded an investigation into whether hundreds of thousands of SBA applications were fraudulent.
Lummis’ spokesperson said on Sunday that the senator apologizes to anyone who felt “unwelcomed or disrespected” by her remarks, though she didn’t apologize for the comments themselves.
Lummis issued a statement that said her reference to the existence of two sexes was intended to highlight the times in which we find ourselves. The metric of biological sex is under debate with potential implications for the shared Wyoming value of equality.
She believes that women and men are fundamentally equal and recognizes that there are biological differences and circumstances in which these differences must be acknowledged.
Sounds reasonable. Let’s boo her.