The Republican Governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb, has now decided to veto a bill put forward by members of his own party which would protect female athletes from having to compete against transgendered competition.
As The Daily Caller reports:
Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed Monday a bill banning transgender females from playing on female sports teams.
Had it been signed into law, the bill also would have allowed for a civil action suit to be brought against a school or institution subject to it if such an entity violated its provisions, according to the text of the bill.
“First, as to process, 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,” Holcomb wrote in a letter to Speaker of the House Todd Huston. “Student-athletes could be treated differently according to which school they attend and compete for. Frustration of students, parents and administrators will likely follow.”
Holcomb’s veto can technically be overridden by a simple majority vote from the legislature, which is set to meet and settle the matter on May 24th.