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Wednesday May 25, 2022

Indiana House will try to ignore the Governor’s veto of the Transgender Athlete Bill –

Indianapolis (Will) – Indiana House leaders said Tuesday they will seek to overturn Governor Eric Holcombe’s veto of a bill banning transgender girls from the K-12 sports team.

The announcement came less than 24 hours after Hallcombe’s office announced its veto on House Bill 1041. Governor Indiana noted the lack of evidence that transgender girls compete with non-transgender girls, and court rulings have suspended similar laws in at least two other states. Away

House Speaker Todd Houston, R-Fishers, said in a statement that the law aims to protect girls from competing in sports.

Republican Michelle Davis, R-Whiteland, author of the bill, said in a accompanying statement that girls and boys should be kept separate in the competition because of the biological differences between them.

“This commonsense law will protect athletic opportunities for Hoosier girls now and in the future,” Davis said.

If the legislature ignores the governor, it would be the first time that state legislators anywhere in the United States would ignore a chief executive in enacting such legislation.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Louisiana Gov. John Bell Edwards, both Democrats, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Bergham, a Republican, all vetoed similar legislation last year, and Utah Republican Gov. Spencer Cox recently pledged to do the same with a transgender. Delivered to his desk. All of these states require a two-thirds majority to override the governorate veto, as opposed to the required general majority in Indiana.

LGBTQ + rights groups say they will press lawmakers to uphold the governor’s veto.

Indiana Advocacy and Public Policy Director Katie Blair’s ACLU says the ACLU is still planning to file a lawsuit if lawmakers overturn the governor’s decision.

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