GOP Governor VETOES Transgender Sports Legislation

The state of Indiana had legislation working through the state House we have seen other conservative states pass.

It seemed as though it would be a no-brainer to pass in Indiana as well.

Instead, Governor Eric Holcomb, a Republican, vetoed the bill.

He Did What?

The legislation in question would have prevented transgender “women” from participating in sports in the state of Indiana.

Holcomb vetoed the bill, making the argument he does see this currently as a problem in the state.

He stated, “The presumption of the policy laid out in HEA 1041 is that there is an existing problem in K-12 sports in Indiana that requires further state government intervention.

“It implies that the goals of consistency and fairness in competitive female sports are not currently being met.

“After thorough review, I find no evidence to support either claim even if I support the overall goal.

“If it is the goal of HEA 1041 to provide clarity and one consistent state policy regarding the fairness in K-12 sports in Indiana, for me this current bill falls short.

“The wide-open nature of the grievance provisions in HEA 1041 that apply to all K-12 schools in Indiana makes it unclear about how consistency and fairness will be maintained for parents and students across different counties and school districts.”

Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston spoke with the media stating that the purpose of the legislation was to protect women’s sports now before this becomes a problem.

One needs to look no further than what Lia Thomas is doing in the swimming world to see just how unfair this idea of transgenders playing women’s sports can be.

While competing as a man, Thomas was not even in the top 400. While competing as a woman, Thomas is a national champion.

Indiana Republican state Rep. Michelle Davis, the author of the bill, stated, “Hoosier female athletes deserve the opportunity to win and lose on a level playing field.

“Despite being equal, biological males and biological females both possess different genetic strengths and weaknesses.

“Because of these differences, biological girls should compete with girls and biological boys should compete with boys.

“This commonsense legislation would protect athletic opportunities for Hoosier girls right now and into the future.”

So far, we have yet to see a transgender of note compete in more physical sports, but that will happen soon enough.

Let’s see how everyone feels when there is a 6’7″ man who identifies as a woman playing basketball or a former linebacker who decides he is a woman and starts playing lacrosse.

At some point, this goes beyond cheating women out of a scholarship and putting their lives at risk. Perhaps that is when the left will wake up.

Source: Fox News


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