Daily US Times: California governor candidate and former Olympic gold medallist Caitlyn Jenner says she opposes trans girls participating in women’s sports.
Ms Jenner, who has been described as the highest-profile American to come out as transgender, told a reporter: “It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
The Republican candidate for governor of California gave what appeared to be an impromptu interview to the TMZ website.
A number of states across the US are considering a ban on trans girls in women’s sports.
The US state of Mississippi signed such a ban into law in March, although it is expected to face appeals. The Human Rights Campaign – the largest LGBT advocacy group in the United States – says some 17 other states are considering similar legislation.
Caitlyn Jenner, who came out as a trans woman in 2015, was one of the US’s most successful athletes in the decathlon during the 1970s and won gold in the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
In recent years, Caitlyn has been a household name thanks to her involvement in the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Before transitioning, she was married to Kris Jenner and the pair have two daughters, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
Ms Jenner was asked for her opinion on the hot-button issue of trans athletes while out walking her dog to get a coffee.
She said: “This is a question of fairness. 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.”
The 71-year-old then took to Twitter to reiterate her stance.
Ms Jenner her bid to run as a Republican in the Democratic stronghold state of California two weeks ago.