CA Gov. Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Says Trans Women Competing In Women's Sports Isn’t “Fair”

Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympian, reality TV personality, and transgender woman now running for California governor, says permitting transgender girls to play in girls’ and women’s sports isn’t “fair.”

By Paula Gallagher1 min read
CA Gov. Candidate Caitlyn Jenner Says Trans Women Competing In Women's Sports Isn’t “Fair”

When asked by a TMZ reporter in a Malibu parking lot about her opinion on state legislation banning transgender girls (biological boys) from playing on girls’ sports teams, Jenner responded, “This is a question of fairness. And that’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls’ sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”

Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee have all signed bills that limit or ban transgender women playing on women’s sports teams, and similar bills have been filed in 30 states.

Jenner announced her intention to run against Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election on April 23. 

As a former Olympic athlete and a transgender woman, Jenner has a unique perspective on the issue of allowing biological males to compete against biological females.

Jenner — back then, Bruce Jenner — won the gold medal for the decathlon at the Montreal 1976 Olympics. Not only did Jenner win the gold medal, but he set personal records in 8 of the 10 events, as well as a new world record for the 1,500-meter run. Jenner retired from competition after the Olympics. 

Bruce married Kris Kardashian in 1991 and appeared on their reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Bruce and Kris got divorced in December 2014, and Bruce came out as transgender and changed his name to Caitlyn in April 2015. 

Caitlyn Jenner will run in the California recall election as a Republican. The election will be held this fall and is only the second gubernatorial recall election in the state’s history.