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Caitlyn Jenner slammed over Ted Cruz support

Caitlyn Jenner has been urged by activists to oppose Ted Cruz’s ‘harmful’ policies aimed at transgender people after backing him to become U.S. President.
Caitlyn has revealed her fondness for the ultra-conservative politician, currently running second behind controversial billionaire Donald Trump in the race to become the U.S. Republican Party’s presidential candidate.
Her support is surprising, as Ted opposes U.S. schools allowing transgender teenagers to share changing rooms with children of the sex they identify. Former Olympian Caitlyn recently celebrated being allocated a locker in the female changing rooms at his golf club sharing a photo of her victory on Instagram.com.
Caitlyn’s preference for Ted drew an avalanche of criticism on Twitter, with several stars slamming the reality TV star for backing the politician. Country singer Chely Wright wrote, “Doing my best to not send tweets to a woman I respect for her courage, but dang it, @Caitlyn_Jenner you’re killing me with Cruz support!”
While American TV actress Nancy Lee Grahn posted, “I’ve unfollowed @IAmCait and @Caitlyn_Jenner As a woman who loves and respects women, I feel duped and disrespected. #tedcruz.”
The advocacy group TransMediaWatch warned Ted’s stance will ultimately harm transgender people just like the reality TV star.
“Trans people are as varied as any other social group and have different political views and priorities,” a spokesperson for the group tells WENN.
“As such, we understand that some people will be attracted to the idea of supporting Ted Cruz. We would only hope that people doing so in public can make a public distinction between the policies they support and those which could be seriously harmful to trans people.”
The former athlete, who has met with the Texan politician, believes she can change his mind on transgender issues as an advisor if he is elected President.
“I like Ted Cruz. I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man,” she explained to U.S. gay-interest magazine The Advocate.
Wouldn’t it be great, let’s say he goes on to be president… And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues,” she added.
The next key date in Ted’s campaign for the White House comes on Saturday (05Mar16), when Republicans in four states, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Maine head to the polls to decide their choice for the party’s Presidential nominee.

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