Former Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner – born Bruce, but now thinks he’s a woman – came out against biological males like himself participating in girls’ sports, saying its an issue of “fairness.”
Jenner was apparently lambasted with the question while on a morning coffee run,
“This is a question of fairness,” Jenner told a TMZ reporter who asked the former gold medalist to respond to states that have passed laws banning boys from competing in girls’ sports based on their gender “identity.”
“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school,” Jenner added. “It just isn’t fair and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
Jenner then took to Twitter to reiterate that allowing boys to compete against girls is “an issue of fairness,” saying, “I’m clear about where I stand.”
Trans woman and Olympic gold medalist @Caitlyn_Jenner has been cancelled for daring to argue that biological boys shouldn’t be able to compete in female sports. That’s how crazy the times we live in are. pic.twitter.com/WVKgF3K2Xc— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) May 2, 2021
Unfortunately for Jenner and anyone who cares about his opinion, though, it’s not really clear at all. The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star not only recently announced he’s running for governor of California, he’s also previously expressed support for transgender youth participating in sports according to their trans identity. As MSN notes, when accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2015 for having come out as transgender, Jenner stated during his speech, “I also want to acknowledge all the young trans athletes who are out there given the chance to play sports as who they really are."
MSN also notes Jenner said during an April 2020 interview: "I think every trans person, if they're into athletics, should have an opportunity to compete and to improve themselves. I think sports is such a great way to learn a lot about yourself. And yeah, I want to, hopefully they'll have the opportunity in the future to do whatever they can do. I'm all for it. I'm all for it.”