Reality TV star and transgender woman Caitlyn Jenner says she doesn't believe "biological boys who are trans" should be allowed to compete in girls' sports at school.
The former Olympian revealed her view in a short interview with TMZ as she was getting in her car in Malibu on Saturday (local time).
"This is a question of fairness, that's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls' sports in school," she told the interviewer.
"It just isn't fair and we have to protect girls' sports in our schools."
When asked whether her opinion "delegitimises the identity of trans girls" Jenner, who recently announced her bid to run for California's governor, shut the interviewer down by replying: "Have a good day."
After the TMZ article was published Jenner, 71, shared it to Twitter explaining she "didn't expect" to be asked such a question on her Saturday morning coffee run, but stood by her words.
"It's an issue of fairness and we need to protect girls' sports in our schools," she reiterated.
Jenners' comments come as states across the US move to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports.
The most recent to do so is Florida, which is waiting on its Republican governor Ron DeSantis to sign what has been described by critics as a "cruel and horrific" bill, barring transgender girls from sport, reports The Guardian.
Jenner is a Republican and according to the Daily Mail, voted for Trump in 2016 but not in 2020 as she was against his position on transgender issues.
Members of the LGBTQI+ community in California have made it clear they won't be backing her run for governor, the phrase "hell no" trending on social media after she announced her candidacy.