Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school.
Jenner, a 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told a TMZ reporter 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 said.
“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.”
These were the first comments by Jenner since announcing her candidacy to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election.
Social media blasted her:
The 71-year-old supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election but later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions against transgender people.