Former Olympic gold medalistcame out against allowing transgender girls to participate in women’s sports. Jenner who has in California as a Republican, said it was a “matter of justice” in an interview with TMZ on Saturday.
“That’s why I oppose biological boys competing in sports for girls at school,” Jenner said. “It’s just not fair. And we have to defend sports for girls in our schools.”
Jenner took to Twitter later Saturday to reiterate his position, saying he “knows where I stand.”
Jenner ‘s beliefs reflect recent legislation in countries such as Florida andwhich banned transgender athletes from competing in girls’ or women’s sports teams. According to the Human Rights Campaign, 17 countries have proposed such legislation.
This runs counter to the beliefs of many in the transgender community, including activists and advocates, who say preventing transgender girls from participating in women’s sports is discriminatory. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey,tossed the many proposed bills targeting trans-youth across the country as an “attack on trans-healthcare.”
“What you hear from certain legislators is really complete and complete – they are lies about what they say about healthcare,” Paige said. “And the reality of healthcare is that it is maintained by medical facilities and saves lives. And if you do that and if you don’t let trance kids play sports, the kids are going to die, and it’s really that simple. “
In Jenner’s campaign announcement, she called herself a “compassionate breaker” and faced Governor Gavin Newsum, who is likely to step down.
Newsom advocates for transgender rights by signing laws that include the creation of a transgender fund for wellness and stocks, as well as a law allowing transgender prisoners to be housed in institutions based on their gender identity.