LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner, the previous Olympic champion and truth TV persona now working for California governor, mentioned she opposes transgender women competing in women’ sports activities in class.
Jenner, a 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist who got here out as a transgender lady in 2015, instructed a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “a query of equity.”
“That’s why I oppose organic boys who’re trans competing in women’ sports activities at school. It simply isn’t truthful. And now we have to give protection to women’ sports activities in our colleges,” Jenner mentioned Saturday all over a short lived interview in a Malibu automobile parking space.
It was once Jenner’s first remark at the debatable factor since saying her candidacy to switch Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election. 5 states have handed regulations or applied government orders this 12 months proscribing the power of transgender youths to play sports activities or obtain sure clinical remedy. 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 management for some discriminatory movements in opposition to transgender other folks.
Many transgender-rights advocates have criticized Jenner, announcing she has didn’t persuade them that she is a significant asset to their purpose.