LOS ANGELES – Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympic champion and reality TV personality who now serves as the governor of California, says she is against transgender women competing in girls’ sport at school.
Jenner, the 1976 Olympic Decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told TMZ reporters on Saturday: “The question of fairness”
“That’s why I am against boys who have sex with trans. Girls in school. It’s unfair and we have to protect girls’ sports in our school,” Jenner said Saturday during a short interview. At the Malibu parking lot
This is Jenner’s first comment on the issue since announcing his candidacy to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in the run-up to the recall. Five states have passed legislation or implemented an executive order this year to limit the ability of transgender youth to play sports or to receive certain medical care. There are strong calls from transgender rights advocates
Jenner, 71, of Republican, supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election but later criticized his administration for discriminating against transgender people.
Many transgender rights advocates criticized Jenner, saying she failed to convince them she was their critical property.