Former Olympic gold medalisthas spoken out against allowing transgender girls to participate in women’s sports. Jenner who has in California as a Republican said it was a “question of fairness” in an interview with TMZ on Saturday.
“That’s why I dislike biological boys who trans-compete in girls’ sports in school,” Jenner said. “It’s just not fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
Jenner went to Twitter later on Saturday to reiterate her stance, saying she was “clear about where I am”.
Jenner’s beliefs reflect recent legislation in states like Florida and Floridawho have banned transgender athletes from competing in girls’ or women’s sports teams. According to the human rights campaign, 17 states have proposed such laws.
This goes against the beliefs of many members of the transgender community, including activists and advocates, who say it is discriminatory to prevent transgender girls from participating in women’s sports. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey,The many legislative proposals targeting trans youth across the country have been labeled an “attack on trans health care”.
“What you hear from certain lawmakers is actually complete and complete – they are lies about what they say about health care,” Page said. “And the reality of health care is that it is supported by medical facilities and it saves lives. And if you do that and you don’t allow trans kids to play sports, children will die, and it really is that simple.”
In Jenner’s campaign announcement, she called herself a “compassionate disruptor” and railed against Governor Gavin Newsom, who is likely to be recalled.
Newsom has been vocal in advocating transgender rights and has signed laws that include the establishment of a Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund and a law that allows transgender inmates to be placed in facilities based on their gender identity.