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Thursday, June 04, 2015

#givebackthegold - International Olympic Committee receives Petition over Caitlyn 'Bruce' Jenner's 1976 Olympic Gold Medal

#givebackthegold - International Olympic Committee receives Petition over Caitlyn 'Bruce' Jenner's 1976 Olympic Gold Medal

The International Olympic Committee has written a petition to revoke Caithlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner's 1976 Olympic Gold medal. Jennifer Bradford, who started the petition on change.org wrote to the Olympic Committee:
"It has recently come to light that gold medalist Bruce Jenner is in fact transgender, and therefore, identifies as a woman. We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best. However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men’s sports and vice versa. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we must ask whether or not it is proper that Ms. Jenner should retain her Olympic records in light of this, as we must now either claim that Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people (which we know is not true), or that Bruce Jenner was, in fact, a woman participating in a men’s event. It is only fair to all involved that women receive their credit as champions of the Decathlon and that the men racing Ms. Jenner are not expected to compete with a superior, streamlined being such as herself. 
We urge Ms. Jenner to support the transgender community by giving up the medals earned by competing against the wrong gender. 
Thank you, and congratulations to Ms. Jenner for her courage!
The petition has attracted more than 12,700 signatures.

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