LARAMIE, Wyo. — Administrators and Professors from the University of Wyoming issued a statement after U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis was booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a graduation speech last week.

Lummis said in her speech that human rights are derived from God but that government seeks to redefine many of them.

“Even fundamental, scientific truths such as the existence of two sexes, male and female, are subject to challenge these days,” Lummis said.

In an email to the faculty and students, the university’s professors and administrators shared their discontent with the Senator’s remarks.

“Our faculty, staff and students know that is not the scientific truth,” said the university in a statement.

“In accordance with the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association, we affirm that human may comprise various chromosomal variations, and noe very person is strictly born female or male.”

The university spoke to its commitment of creating a campus where all members can safely live as their authentic selves.

“All sexes and genders are welcome at the University of Wyoming, and we deeply regret the harmful impact these words at our graduation ceremony may have had on those graduating as well as their families and friends.”

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.