“This is why I oppose trans biological boys who participate in female sports at school,” Jenner said. “It’s just not fair. And we need to protect girls’ sport in our schools. “
Jenner took to Twitter later Saturday to reiterate her position, saying she was “clear on my position.”
Jenner’s beliefs reflect recent legislation in states like Florida and, which banned transgender athletes from competing in women’s or women’s sports teams. According to the Human Rights Campaign, 17 states have proposed such legislation.
This goes against the beliefs of many members of the transgender community, including activists and advocates who say that preventing transgender girls from participating in women’s sports is discriminatory. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey,criticized the numerous bills targeting trans youth across the country as “an attack on trans health care.”
“What you are hearing from some lawmakers is really complete and absolute – these are lies about what they are saying about health care,” Page said. “And the reality of health care is that it is supported by medical institutions and it saves lives. And if you do that and don’t allow trans kids to play sports either, the kids will die, and that’s it. “
In Jenner campaign ad, she called herself a “compassionate disruptor” and denounced Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces a recall.
Newsom has expressed support for transgender rights, signing laws that include the creation of a transgender welfare and equity fund as well as a law allowing transgender inmates to be housed in facilities based on their gender identity.