Today Republican lawmakers in Indiana have just overridden their Republican governor’s veto of a bill that bans biological males from female sports.
The veto happened in March by Governor Eric Holcomb.
NEWSMAX – Republican lawmakers in Indiana voted Tuesday to override the GOP governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender females from competing in girls school sports and join about more than a dozen other states adopting similar laws in the past two years.
State senators voted 32-15 in favor of overriding Gov. Eric Holcomb following the same action by the House earlier in the day. Holcomb had said in his veto message that bill did not provide a consistent policy for what he called “fairness in K-12 sports” when he unexpectedly vetoed it in March.
Opponents have argued the bill is a bigoted response to a problem that doesn’t exist. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has said it intends to file a lawsuit against what it called “hateful legislation” in hopes of blocking it from taking effect as scheduled on July 1.
Republican sponsors of the bill maintain it is needed to protect the integrity of female sports and opportunities for girls to gain college athletic scholarships but have pointed out no instances in the state of girls being outperformed by transgender athletes.
Passing a bill like this is a no-brainer. Allowing men to compete in women’s sports is a travesty of unfairness. The fact that Holcomb vetoed it back in March puts him on list with Kristi Noem, who did the same thing last year. To her credit though, she did finally sign a bill this year to protect female sports.
Thankfully Indiana Republicans have large enough majorities so that they can, without the governor’s consent, effectively protect female sports in their state from this growing epidemic of mental illness and normalization of so-called ‘transgender females’ competing in women’s sports.
Kudos to Republicans in Indiana. You did good.