Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion running for California governor, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports in a brief interview with TMZ on Saturday.
“This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school,” said Jenner. “It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
Jenner added in a tweet: “I didn’t expect to get asked this on my 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.”
I didn’t expect to get asked this on my 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.https://t.co/YODLDQ3csP
Lawmakers in several states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender women and girls from competing on women’s sports teams.
President Joe Biden signed an executive in January order designed to allow equal transgender participation in school sports. Education institutions that receive federal funding must allow boys who self-identify as girls to participate in female sports.
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