Jenner, a 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist who got here out as a transgender lady in 2015, informed a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it is “a query of equity.”
“That is why I oppose organic boys who’re trans competing in ladies’ sports activities in class. It simply is not truthful. And we’ve to guard ladies’ sports activities in our colleges,” Jenner mentioned Saturday throughout a short interview in a Malibu parking zone.
It was Jenner’s first touch upon the controversial subject since saying her candidacy to switch Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election. 5 states have handed legal guidelines or carried out govt orders this 12 months limiting the power of transgender youths to play sports activities or obtain sure medical remedy. There’s been a vehement outcry from supporters of transgender rights.
Jenner, a Republican, supported Donald Trump within the 2016 presidential election however later criticized his administration for some discriminatory actions in opposition to transgender individuals.
Many transgender-rights advocates have criticized Jenner, saying she has did not persuade them that she is a significant asset to their trigger.