Olympic champion, Caitlyn Jenner is of the opinion that transgender girls should not be allowed to participate in female sports.
Caitlyn Jenner who is currently running for governor, said in an interview Saturday that she did not believe transgender girls should be allowed to participate in girls’ sports.
Jenner, a Republican who came out publicly as a trans woman in 2015, made the comments in an interview with TMZ as she walking out of a Starbucks with her dog.
“This is a question of fairness,” said Jenner, who in 1976 won gold at the Olympics. “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.”
After the TMZ article was published Caitlyn Jenner, 71, shared it to Twitter explaining she “didn’t expect” to be asked such a question on her Saturday morning coffee run, but stood by her words.
“It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools,” she reiterated.
Her comments come as states across the US move to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports.
The most recent to do so is Florida, which is waiting on its Republican governor Ron DeSantis to sign what has been described by critics as a “cruel and horrific” bill.