Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about how she feels about bills that support transgender sports restrictions.
The 71-year-old former Olympian was accosted by paparazzi and asked to share her thoughts over the legislation that would prohibit transgender girls and women from playing on female sports teams. And the long-time Republican who came out as transgender in 2015, said she fully supported these bans.
“This is a question of fairness. That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans from competing in girls’ sports in school,” she told TMZ on Saturday. “It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls sports in our schools.”
Jenner who recently announced her run for California governor, has been criticised over her conservative views, including her previous opposition to gay marriage.
Speaking about the legislation, Cathryn Oakley., Human Rights Campaign State Legislative Director and Senior Counsel, said in a statement:
“This discriminatory bill is harmful and simply unnecessary; transgender youth have been playing sports consistent with their gender identity for years without incident on the state, collegiate and professional level. This bill is based in fear, not fact, and pushed by legislators who have been fed misinformation by anti-LGBTQ extremists who don’t care about women’s sports or Floridians – they care about dismantling equality and have no compunction about transgender youth being harmed in the process.”