Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner throws support behind order banning transgender women from competing in women's sports at Nassau facilities

Jenner spoke about her experience as a transgender woman from a sports background and said she fully supports Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman’s decision.

Mar 18, 2024, 10:48 AM

Updated 116 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman was joined by U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner in Mineola on Monday to show her support regarding the county executive’s recent executive order banning biological males from competing in women’s sports at county facilities.
Jenner spoke about her experience as a transgender woman from a sports background and said she fully supports Blakeman’s decision.
Under the county executive’s order, all leagues or teams seeking a permit to use the more than 100 county facilities would have to state that they are not allowing transgender athletes to compete on girls' teams.
The New York Civil Liberties Union brought forward a lawsuit, saying the policy violates the state’s civil and human rights laws.
Jenner said we need to protect women’s sports.
The president of the LGBT Network responded in a statement saying “Caitlyn Jenner's support for anti-LGBT initiatives stands as a baffling contradiction to her own identity and the struggles she has faced as a transgender woman. Embracing policies or ideologies that undermine the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals is not only hypocritical but also harmful.”


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