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IHSAA praises Indiana gov’s veto of transgender athlete ban


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana High School Athletic Association on Wednesday commended Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill banning transgender females from participating in girls school sports after the association previously held back from taking an explicit stance on the proposal. IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig expressed reservations that the proposed legislation only addressed “a single gender and the grievance procedure.” He added that the IHSAA’s longstanding gender policy already provides “the flexibility to assess competitive advantage in each unique case,” although the association has not had any transgender girls finalize a request to play on a girls team. Indiana lawmakers said they plan to override the governor’s veto, which could happen as soon as May 24.

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