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Caitlyn Jenner slammed after saying trans girls should NOT compete in female sports: 'Trans girls ARE girls'

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Caitlyn Jenner is planning California governor run as a Republican (Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner is planning California governor run as a Republican (Getty Images)

Caitlyn Jenner has said that transgender athletes born male should not be allowed to play on girls' sports teams.

Jenner recently declared her intention to run for governor of California as a Republican, hoping to defeat Democrat Gavin Newsom. Several states are debating legislation that would make it illegal for transgender girls to participate in girls' sports, and it seems Jenner is in favour of it. She recently told TMZ that she can't support trans girls competing against their cisgender peers because of a "question of fairness."


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The former Olympic decathlon medallist and reality TV star, who came out as transgender in 2015, gave her take on the controversial issue during what appeared to be an impromptu interview outside her car while she was walking her dog.

"This is a question of fairness. That's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girl sports in school. It just isn't fair, and girls' sports in our schools," she said to TMZ. Jenner ended the discussion by saying, "Have a good day," when asked if prohibiting trans girls from competing against other girls would be "delegitimizing their identity."

She later took to Twitter to address the brief interview, writing, “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.”


'Caitlyn Jenner is anti-trans'

People took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the statement made by the ex-Olympian-turned-transwoman who is fighting for the governor's seat in California. "@Caitlyn_Jenner, who is a transgender female, just said that transgender females should NOT be allowed to compete in female sports. I’d like to hear the Left call Caitlyn anti-trans!," said Lavern Spicer, the owner of Curly's House who is running for Congress against Frederica Wilson.

"Caitlyn Jenner is anti-trans. She doesn’t understand the science, and she is pandering to the ignorance of anti-trans people. I have absolutely no problem saying Caitlyn Jenner supports and directly benefits from transphobia," tweeted transgender activist and writer Charlotte Clymer.

"Medical organizations, feminist organizations, and prominent cis women athletes, including Billie Jean King and Megan Rapinoe, have all spoken out against banning trans girls from sports. There is no evidence this is a problem anywhere. Caitlyn Jenner is dead wrong on this," she said in another tweet.




'Only trans girl who shouldn't be allowed to run is you'

"I guess Caitlyn Jenner needs to tell us next that America is not transphobic," a Twitter user said. "Rescind Caitlyn Jenner’s 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award In 2015 she urged celebs & athletes to promote acceptance of transgender people for who they are Jenner said, "Trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect"  Something she’s not doing for trans kids," said another.

"Girls belong in girls sports. Trans girls are girls. There is NO evidence of trans girls outperforming their cis peers. There is only evidence of them being harassed and harmed by their peers. Drop this, develop your hobbies and spend your time NOT doing harm to trans people," said a third. "The only trans girl who shouldnt be allowed to run with everybody else is you lol," a fourth chipped in





Transgender girls are prohibited from participating on girls' interscholastic sports teams in Idaho, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and South Dakota, reported Page Six. Florida became the sixth state to authorise the ban on April 29.