Indiana lawmakers okay trans athlete ban, ACLU sues

UPDATE (May 25, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – As expected, Indiana lawmakers once again passed a law to ban trans athletes from competing.

And as expected, the ACLU has sued. Lawmakers overrode Governor Holcomb’s veto yesterday.

Republicans say the idea of the new law is to make sure non-biological girls and young women don’t get edged out in sports.

The ACLU claims the new law is a Title Nine violation in that it discriminates against people based on their gender identity.

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UPDATE (May 24, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The ACLU is promising a lawsuit if Indiana lawmakers once again pass a ban on trans athletes. Lawmakers are set to override the governor’s veto on the plan today.

Republicans say the idea is to protect girls’ sports in Indiana for biological girls.

The ACLU says the courts have frozen similar laws in other states where they’ve sued.

The ACLU says Indiana’s plan violates Title Nine protections for people based on sex.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana will likely join the list of states with laws that reserve girls sports just for girls this week.

Republican lawmakers are expected to override Governor Holcomb’s veto of the legislation that keeps trans athletes from competing in girls sports.

The governor vetoed the plan back in March, but it passed by wide margins at the Capitol earlier this year, and Republicans are expected to pass it again when they return to the Capitol tomorrow.

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