Former Olympian and transgender reality star Caitlyn Jenner said she does not believe ‘biological boys who are trans’ should compete in girls’ sports in school.
In a brief interview with TMZ in Malibu as she was getting into her car, Jenner, who recently announced her bid to run for Governor of California, said: ‘This is a question of fairness, that’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school.
‘It just isn’t fair and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.’
When asked by the reporter whether it ‘delegitimized the identity of trans girls’, she cut the talk short and replied: ‘Have a good day.’
After the TMZ article was published, Jenner shared it on Twitter and said she ‘didn’t expect to get asked this’ on her Saturday morning coffee run.
‘But I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools,’ she wrote.
It comes as multiple states, most recently Florida, move towards banning transgender girls and women from playing in public sports teams.
Jenner, 71, who is transgender, is a registered Republican and voted for Trump in 2016 but not in 2020, in protest against his position on transgender issues.
But her surprise opposition to trans girls competing in girls’ sports will anger some members of the LGBTQ+ community, who have said they won’t be backing her ‘vanity campaign’ for governor.
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Source: Daily Mail