Caitlyn Jenner is still planning to vote Republican despite anti-trans views
Caitlyn Jenner is still planning to vote Republican in 2016 – despite the party’s opposition to transgender rights.
The former Olympian and reality TV star has been candid about her conservative views, explaining that she previously opposed same-sex marriage.
This week, Jenner revealed she still plans to vote for a Republican Presidential candidate, despite most of the contenders being staunch opponents of trans and LGB rights.
Speaking to the LA Times after the Democratic Presidential debate, she said: “They didn’t convince me.”
The frontrunners for the Republican nomination are currently billionaire Donald Trump and Dr Ben Carson – a former Fox News pundit who thinks gay weddings are a Marxist plot and never wants to pee next to a transgender person.
Carson called for the segregation of trans people earlier this month, saying: “How about we have a transgender bathroom?
“It is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable. It’s one of the things that I don’t particularly like about the [LGBT] movement.
“I think everybody has equal rights, but I’m not sure that anybody should have extra rights—extra rights when it comes to redefining everything for everybody else and imposing your view on everybody else.”
Meanwhile, Trump has frequently referred to Jenner by her former name and gender, while Republicans recently opposed an LGBT rights law in Houston, Texas by claiming it lets ‘men’ in women’s bathrooms.
Also in the field is Republican pundit Mike Huckabee – who earlier this year ‘joked’ he wishes he were transgender in order to spy on teenage girls in the shower.