Former Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school because it’s not fair.
The 1976 decathlon Olympic gold medalist, who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told a TMZ reporter on Saturday that it’s “a question of fairness.”
“That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school,” Jenner said. “It just isn’t fair, and we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
Jenner, who competed in the 1976 Olympics as Bruce Jenner, won the gold in the men’s decathlon at the Montreal Olympics. After the win, Jenner wore the unofficial title of “world’s greatest athlete” and appeared in movies, on television and on a Wheaties box, per History.com.
ESPN reports that five states have passed laws or implemented executive orders this year limiting the ability of transgender youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment.
Many transgender rights advocates have criticized Jenner, saying she has failed to convince them that she is a major asset to their cause, the article states.