Caitlyn Jenner, the previous Olympic champion and actuality TV persona now working for California governor, stated she opposes transgender ladies competing in ladies’ sports activities in school.
Jenner, a 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist who got here out as a transgender lady in 2015, advised a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “a query of equity.”
“That’s why I oppose organic boys who’re trans competing in ladies’ sports activities in class. It simply isn’t honest. And now we have to guard ladies’ sports activities in our faculties,” Jenner stated Saturday throughout a short interview in a Malibu parking zone.
It was Jenner’s first touch upon the controversial concern since asserting her candidacy to exchange Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election. 5 states have handed legal guidelines or applied govt orders this yr limiting the flexibility of transgender youths to play sports activities or obtain sure medical therapy. There’s been a vehement outcry from supporters of transgender rights.
Jenner, a Republican, supported Donald Trump within the 2016 presidential election however later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions in opposition to transgender individuals.
Many transgender-rights advocates have criticized Jenner, saying she has did not persuade them that she is a serious asset to their trigger.
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