Caitlyn Jenner says ‘what’s right is right’ after passing ban on transgender races

Swimming’s world governing body, Fina, recently voted to ban trans women from elite women’s competitions if they have gone through any part of male puberty.

Caitlyn Jenner backs policy that bans transgender women from swimming races

Transgender star Caitlyn Jenner has voiced her support for a new policy banning transgender women from competing in swim races.

Swimming’s world governing body, Fina, recently voted to ban trans women from elite women’s competitions if they have gone through any part of male puberty.

The decision was taken by 71% of the votes of 152 national federations at the world championships in Budapest.

The Fina is also setting up an “open category” for transgender athletes to compete against.

After the decision was announced, Caitlyn, 72, said ‘what’s right is right’ in a social media post

“It worked! Took a lot of heat – but fair is fair! If you go through male puberty you shouldn’t be able to take medals away from women. Period,” she posted on Twitter Sunday.







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Caitlyn also tweeted a post about the ban with the caption: “Thank you to all of you who supported me as I spoke about what should be obvious (not anti-lgbt but common sense).

“I’m glad the international athletics community is speaking out. I will continue to speak out, take action and stand up for women in sport.”

The swimming ban was imposed by Fina in response to UPenn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas’ record wins in varsity swimming competitions. Her victories led to claims that Lia had an advantage due to male puberty when she was younger.







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Caitlyn said it wasn’t ‘anti-LGBTQ’ but ‘common sense’
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In a statement, Fina President Husain Al-Musallam explained: “We must protect the rights of our athletes to compete, but we must also protect the fairness of competition at our events, especially the category women in FINA competitions.”

On her Twitter, Caitlyn also responded to a story saying she was launching a “shameful attack” on trans people.

“At least I had the balls to stand up for women and girls in sport,” she said.

Caitlyn, who was married to Kris Jenner, won a gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics as Bruce.







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The reality TV star also won gold at the Pan American Games in 1975.

Caitlyn has previously come under fire after she said trans athletes shouldn’t compete in women’s sports.

The star, who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, previously said it was “about fairness” in 2021.

She had told a TMZ journalist that she opposes biological boys who are trans participating in girl’s sports at school.

She said: “It’s just not fair and we need to protect girls’ sport in our schools.”

His views on trans athletes have caused uproar over the years, with many accusing the star of being transphobic.

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