LOS ANGELES — Caitlyn Jenner, the earlier Olympic champion and actuality TV persona now working for California governor, acknowledged she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school.
Jenner, a 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist who acquired right here out as a transgender woman in 2015, instructed a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “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,” Jenner acknowledged Saturday all through a fast interview in a Malibu parking lot.
It was Jenner’s first contact upon the controversial scenario since saying her candidacy to alternate Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election. Five states have handed authorized pointers or carried out govt orders this 12 months limiting the flexibleness of transgender youths to play sports or acquire certain medical remedy. There’s been a vehement outcry from supporters of transgender rights.
Jenner, a Republican, supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election nonetheless later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions in direction of transgender of us.
Many transgender rights advocates have criticized Jenner, saying she has did not persuade them that she is a big asset to their set off.