Former Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner says trans girls born as boys should NOT compete in female sports, with the California gubernatorial hopeful adamant that ‘it just isn’t fair’
- Caitlyn Jenner said does not believe ‘biological boys who are trans’ should compete in girls’ sports
- ‘It just isn’t fair and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools,’ she said
- It comes as multiple states move towards banning transgender girls and women from playing in public sports teams
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.’
Caitlyn Jenner said she does not believe ‘biological boys who are trans’ should compete in girls’ sports in school
When asked by the reporter whether it ‘delegitimized the identity of trans girls’, she cut the talk short and replied: ‘Have a good day.’
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.
Bruce Jenner is seen competing in the 1976 Olympics before he transitioned at the age of 65
Jenner said: ‘This is a question of fairness, that’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school.’ Pictured in this February 2019 photo are transgender athletes Terry Miller, second from left, and Andraya Yearwood, left
The confirmation of her run sparked an instant backlash among the American public, celebrities and even the LGBTQ+ community.
Many people took to social media to say it is a ‘hard pass’ that they would vote for her while the phrase ‘HELL NO’ began trending.
Star Trek actor George Takei, who is gay, took to Twitter to make it ‘clear’ that he won’t be voting for Jenner and comparing her standing in the LGBTQ community to that of Candace Owens in the black community and Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn in the disabled community.
‘Black people wouldn’t vote for Candace Owen for office. The disabled community wouldn’t vote for Madison Cawthorn,’ he tweeted.