“If you go through male puberty you should not be able to take medals away from females.”

Posted BY: Steve Watson

Following Swimming’s world governing body banning transgender athletes that have gone through any form of male puberty, Olympic gold medalist and transgender person Caitlyn Jenner announced support for the move, saying that “what’s fair is fair.”

As we noted earlier, FINA’s new policy, which was passed by a margin of 71 per cent after its 152 members voted on the issue, will force transgender swimmers to compete in a separate category that only includes those who claim their gender identity is different from their biological sex.

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For transgender athletes who were born men to compete in women’s events, they must have completed their transition by the age of 12.

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Jenner, who has more recently expressed support for excluding biological males from women’s sports, tweeted Sunday night “It worked! I took a lot of heat – but what’s fair is fair! If you go through male puberty you should not be able to take medals away from females. Period.”

Jenner also retweeted a Daily Mail report on the FINA announcement.

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