Common biological sense prevailed!
By Bernadette Hassan ~
Girls like these won’t have to compete against biological males in K-12 athletics in the Hoosier State after the Indiana General Assembly on Tuesday overrode the governor’s veto of a ban on transgender females participating in biological girls sports. (The Good Brigade/ Digital Vision/Getty Images)
Indiana on Tuesday became the 17th state to bar transgender females—biological males—from competing in girls K-12 sports when the Legislature overrode Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of the ban.
Lawmakers in the Indiana General Assembly needed only simple majorities to override Holcomb’s March 21 veto, but the House voted to override it 67-28, and the state Senate did likewise 32-15.
The Participation in School Sports Act will take effect July 1.
In vetoing the bill, Holcomb, a Republican, had claimed it would prompt lawsuits against Indiana school districts and noted that similar laws in some other states had been overturned in court.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita
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