In her pursuit of the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has based part of her campaign pitch on becoming the first female President of the United States. The selling point has resonated well with a faction of the Democratic voter bloc, but she is now in the crosshairs of transgender groups and many in the non-binary community.
Non-binary people – also known as genderqueer, agender, and bigender – don’t categorize themselves as “male” or “female.” In some cases, their gender blends elements of being a man or a woman, or a gender that is different than either male or female.
“What the Senator needs to understand is that gender is subjective,” said Sam Teakman, a non-binary person whose preferred pronoun is “ze.” “A presidential candidate shouldn’t be championing itself as a male or female. People are people. End of story.”
The National Center for Transgender Equality has also chimed in, with a charge that has startled many pundits. “It’s disgraceful what Warren is doing,” the organization said on its Twitter page. “It’s nasty politics. If Warren wins the nomination, we will be endorsing Trump. #TrumpForPrez2020”
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