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Smith College, a women-only college in Massachusetts, will admit trans women for the first time this September.

The prestigious university, who will formally change their admission policy to be inclusive of trans-feminine people, has previously come under fire for refusing to admit trans students.

President Kathleen McCartney told Daily Hampshire Gazette: “It is a historic moment.

“I feel proud of the decision we’ve made. We are proclaiming that trans women are women.

“That feels like an important moment from a civil rights perspective.

“Our conceptions of gender are changing rapidly.”

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