Caitlyn Jenner, a candidate for California governor, said in an interview Saturday that she did not believe transgender girls should be allowed to participate in girls’ sports.
TMZ caught Caitlyn on morning coffee run: “We got the California gubernatorial hopeful Saturday in Malibu, and she weighed in on her first big political issue as she takes center stage in her run for Gavin Newsom’s job — telling TMZ she doesn’t support trans girls born as boys participating in all-female school sports.”
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Caitlyn Jenner is facing backlash for her views on transgender athletics, namely that transgender girls should not play on girls’ sports teams.
“I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand,” tweeted Caitlyn, 70, who is running for the governor of California. “It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.” Caitlyn launched her campaign last month, criticizing Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom, who faces a possible recall election, for his pandemic policies.
According to the Washington Post, 34 states are considering policies that would prevent transgender girls from playing on girls’ teams, with bills in Tennessee, Arkansas, and others already signed into law.