Caitlyn Jenner Says Teen Athletes Shouldn’t Be Punished for Rejecting Trans Player: We Cannot Have Biological Boys w/ Penises Changing Next To Our Daughters In Locker Rooms
Caitlyn Jenner is sharing her opinion on a controversial matter involving high school athletes that were banned from their locker room over their objections to a transgender student.
According to reports, members of a high school female volleyball team in Vermont have been barred from their own locker room after an incident with a transgender athlete.
According to Blake Allen, who plays for the Randolph Union High School girl’s volleyball team, the problem began after a dispute with a transgender athlete. The athlete allegedly made an “inappropriate remark” to other players, who then complained. Reportedly, some team members want the transgender player relocated, however, Vermont’s state law means that students can play sports and use the locker which corresponds to the gender with which they identify.
Allen explained to sources:
“They want all the girls who feel uncomfortable to get changed in a single-stall bathroom, which would take over 30 minutes. Where, if one person got changed separately, it would take a minute, like no extra time.”
Allen said the problem isn’t the transgender athlete’s presence on the team, it’s in the locker room. She said,
“There are biological boys that go into the girl’s bathroom, but never a locker room.”
School officials sent out an email telling parents they are investigating allegations that members of the team allegedly harassed the transgender student.
Lisa Randolph, Randolph High School co-president, said that when policies are violated, disciplinary action that aligns with the school’s rules will be applied, adding that students’ safety is the “district’s top priority.”
State policy holds that a transgender student should not be required to use a locker room or restroom that conflicts with the student’s gender identity.
Now, Caitlyn Jenner is chiming in and giving her opinion on the controversial matter. On Monday (Oct. 3) the media personality took to Twitter to share her thoughts and disdain for the current ruling. She wrote:
“We cannot have biological boys with penises changing next to our daughters in locker rooms, and then have our daughters scolded by the school. This is so backwards. Shame on Vermont!”
“The left has hijacked and politicized, yet another minority group in our wonderful country, the good old USA. And this time again, it’s trans people. As a result of their radical left and their use of identity politics agenda, they’re really driving this country apart.”
“Now, does this trans girl have the right under Vermont law to be on the team and to use the locker room? Yes, she does. Do these girls have the right to comment and tell the school board how uncomfortable they are being in a locker room with basically a biological boy with a penis? Absolutely, they do. And what is the school’s solution to this? Well, let’s ban the ten girls who complain, the complainers, put them off in the corner in their own little part of the locker room and don’t do anything when it comes to this trans person. So honestly, everything is out of whack right now and these things have to stop.”
This isn’t the first time the former Olympic champion has spoken out on transgender issues. Caitlyn Jenner previously said that she is against transgender girls competing in girls’ sports.
In a previous interview, the reality tv star said the issue is “a question of fairness”. She said,
“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 remarks garnered quick criticism from many people in the LGBTQ+ community, who condemned the comments and slammed Jenner for advocating for a bill that would unfairly target trans individuals.
Shortly after Jenner’s remarks went viral, she took to Twitter to further explain her intentions.
“I didn’t expect to get asked this on my Saturday morning coffee run, but I’m clear about where I stand. It’s an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”
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