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Caitlyn Jenner opposes trans girls competing in girls' sports: 'It just isn't fair'
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner (R) said Saturday that she does not support trans girls competing on the sports team that corresponds with their gender identity, saying that it would not be "fair."
During an interview with TMZ, the Olympian and reality television star, who is transgender, said, "This is a question of fairness. That's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls' sports in school."
She added, "It just isn't fair. And we have to protect girls' sports in our schools."
When asked a follow-up question about whether banning trans women and girls from their respective sports teams would de-legitimize their identity, Jenner avoided answering.
"Have a good day," she told the reporter as she got into her car.
Jenner later tweeted about the incident, doubling down on her statement.
Jenner an Olympic athlete, who won gold in the decathlon in 1976, announced her gubernatorial run as a member of California's Republican party last week. She will challenge Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election.
Jenner's comments come as a slew of state legislatures debate the issue of trans youth in sports.
Mississippi, South Dakota and Alabama are among the states that have signed legislation into law that would ban trans girls from participating in girls' sports.
Governors of other states, including Kansas and Pennsylvania, have already vetoed similar legislation or plan to.