Denver Newsroom, Mar 22, 2022 / 16:23 pm
The governor of Indiana has vetoed a bill aiming to prohibit the participation of males in K-12 girl’s sports, saying it “leaves too many unanswered questions.”
The bill would have explicitly outlawed the participation of biological males on sports teams reserved for girls, below the collegiate level. Students or parents would have been allowed to sue the school for violations of the law.
Republican Governor Eric Holcomb explained in a March 21 letter why he vetoed the bill, saying he feared the bill would invite litigation, and that it implies that there is an existing problem in K-12 sports in Indiana that requires government intervention, and that there is a lack of fairness in female sports in Indiana.
"After thorough review, I find no evidence to support either claim even if I support the overall goal," Holcomb wrote.