Caitlyn Jenner opposes trans boys playing sports on girls' teams

Sunday, May 2
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Caitlyn Jenner, who recently announced her intention to run for Governor of California, has come out against allowing transgender athletes who were born male to compete on girls' sports teams.

Jenner, a former Olympic athlete who famously came out as transgender in 2015.

"This is a question of fairness, that's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school," Jenner told TMZ. "It just isn't fair, and we have to protect girls sports in our schools."

Jenner is looking to unseat Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in an upcoming recall election.

Jenner's remarks come after the state of Florida passed legislation this week that would restrict entry to girl's sports teams to those who were born female.

 

Trans activists have claimed that gender identity, rather than sex, should be the determination for who is allowed into which sports teams -- and called such bans cruel and discriminatory.

Opponents have pushed back, saying that it would be unfair for males -- however they may identify --  to be allowed entry into sports intended for girls and women, considering the differences between male and female bodies.