Caitlyn Jenner, The former Olympic champion now running for California governor, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls sports at school. Jenner also moonlighted as a reality TV personality as well.
Jenner who came out as a transgender woman back in 2015, told a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “a question of fairness.”
“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in the girls sport in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect our girls in our schools, “Jenner said Saturday during a brief interview in a Malibu.
It was Jenner’s first comment on the controversial issue since announcing her candidacy to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom in recall election.
Jenner, a Republican, supported Donald Trump in 2016 presidential election but later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions against transgender people.
Jenner has since been in hot water with many transgender-rights advocates saying she has failed to convince them that she is really a major asset to the cause.
However, while accepting her ESPY award in 2015 Jenner said she was proud that transgender athletes could now compete in sports as the gender in which the identify.
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Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for transcending sports during the ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Her speech called out for respect of people within the transgender community.