Caitlyn Jenner — who has plans to run for California governor — recently told TMZ that it’s a “question of fairness” that prevents her from supporting trans girls competing against their cisgender peers.
“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school,” the 71-year-old gubernatorial hopeful said. “It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
When asked if forbidding trans girls from competing against other girls would be “delegitimizing their identity,” Caitlyn Jenner ended the conversation with “have a good day.” As a trans woman and former Olympian, her words could hold weight for many.
Caitlyn Jenner later took to Twitter to address the brief interview, writing, “I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”