California Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, who is transgender, doesn’t believe transgender individuals who identify as female should compete with biological girls in school sporting events.
Jenner, an Olympic champion, said transgender athletes should not face off against biological girls due to the “question of fairness.”
“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.”
A number of states have passed legislation to regulate whom transgender students can compete against in sports. Conservatives argue that allowing transgender individuals who identify as female to compete with biological girls and women would present them with an unfair advantage, while Democrats argue that such a policy would isolate and discriminate against transgender individuals.
There are 19 other states considering more than 25 pieces of legislation that would in some way prohibit transgender youths from receiving unfettered healthcare, and there are more than 25 states considering more than 30 related bills, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Jan. 20 focused on “preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation” that stated, “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”