Former Olympic gold medalisthas opposed allowing transgender girls to participate in women’s sports. Jenner who has in California as Republicans said it was a “matter of justice” in an interview with TMZ on Saturday.
“That’s why I’m against biological boys competing in girls’ sports at school,” Jenner said. “It’s just not fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
Jenner took to Twitter later on Saturday to reiterate her position, saying she was “aware of where I stand.”
Jenner’s beliefs reflect new legislation across states like Florida and, which has banned transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams. Under the human rights campaign, 17 states have proposed such legislation.
This goes against the belief of many in the transgender community, including activists and lawyers, who say it is discriminatory to prevent transgender girls from participating in women’s sports. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey,slammed the many proposed bills targeting trans youth across the country as “an attack on trans health care.”
“What you hear from certain legislators is, in fact, completely and utterly – it’s lies about what they say about health care,” Page said. “And the reality of healthcare is that it’s supported by medical institutions, and it’s saving lives. And if you want to do this, and if you do not want to allow trans children to play sports either, children will die, and it really is that simple.”
In Jenner’s campaign statement, she called herself a “compassionate disruptor” and fought Governor Gavin Newsom, who is likely to face a recall.
Newsom has been outstanding in its support for transgender rights and has signed laws that include the creation of a Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund, as well as a law that allows transgender inmates to be placed in facilities based on their gender identity.