Caitlyn Jenner, who was one of the most famous Olympic athletes in U.S. history known as Bruce Jenner before transitioning as a self-identified female, has come out in favor of biological girls only competing in female sports.
“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.”
“Have a good day,” Jenner says as he closes the interview despite the TMZ reporter’s protests. Watch:
Jenner not only has credibility on the issue from a transgender perspective, the one-time Olympic athlete’s accomplishments are impeccable.
“Jenner was the world record holder in the decathlon and had lost just once in 13 previous competitions – when Jenner failed to clear any height in the pole vault,” the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum notes.
“In Montreal, though, Jenner took things to another level, setting personal bests in the first five events – the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400-meter run,” the entry continues regarding the Montreal 1976 Olympics. “The second day featured three more personal bests, including the final event, the 1,500-meter run, as Jenner again set a new world record in the decathlon — and then jogged around the track one more time for a victory lap. Having done everything possible in the decathlon, Jenner retired from competition after the Olympics.”
Jenner’s strong defense of biological girls only competing in female sports not only contrasts with the media-driven liberal sentiment that transgender athletes should be allowed, it also runs against the positions of Republicans like South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Although Noem had originally stated that “only girls should play girls sports” and issued two temporary executive orders on the issue, she nonetheless declined to sign a bill that would have ensured that at all levels.
Only girls should play girls’ sports. Given the legislature’s failure to accept my proposed revisions to HB 1217, I am immediately signing two executive orders to address this issue: one to protect fairness in K-12 athletics, and another to do so in college athletics. (1/3)
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) March 29, 2021
“Ms. Noem announced that she would not sign a bill passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature banning transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ or women’s sports at all levels — proposing instead that the restrictions apply to middle school and high school athletic competitions, but not college sports,” the New York Times reported in mid-March.
“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,” the Washington Examiner reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union characterizes these bills as “anti-Trans” bills, rather than pro-girls bills. This is because it is no longer a civil liberties organization, but a left-wing activist group.
TMZ’s article polled the politically diverse readers on Caitlyn Jenner’s position on biological girls only sports. The results speak for themselves:
The non-scientific online poll shows that over three-quarters of the audience believes that biological males that opted to transition to self-identified females should not be allowed to participate in biological girls-only sports.
Jenner, who has announced a run for governor in California, is already causing dread among trans activists who claim such individuals must necessarily be liberals. Governor Gavin Newsom will almost certainly face a run-off election at an undetermined date. Jenner is set to appear in a prime time interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday.
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