GOP senator apologizes after boos for ‘two sexes’ remarks

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From THEHILL.COM

Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) apologized on Monday after she was booed by a crowd during a commencement address at the University of Wyoming for saying it is a “fundamental scientific truth” that there are only “two sexes.”

Lummis said “it was never my intention to make anyone feel un-welcomed or disrespected,” and apologized to those who were made to feel that way, according to Oil City News.

“My reference to the existence of two sexes was intended to highlight the times in which we find ourselves, times in which the metric of biological sex is under debate with potential implications for the shared Wyoming value of equality,” the statement read.

During the commencement address on Sunday, Lummis said constitutional rights were under attack in the U. S. and “even fundamental scientific truths such as the existence of two sexes, male and female, are subject to challenge these days.”

The remark immediately drew a loud chorus of boos from the crowd, as Lummis paused for an awkward smile.

“You know, I — ” Lummis said, then waved her hand dismissively. “I challenge those of you. I’m not making a comment on the fact that there are people who transition between sexes.”

Lummis then moved on to another topic, ignoring repeated boos from the crowd.

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