Indiana is one of the many red states that have governors who are unwilling to actually stand up for conservative principles and unflinchingly state the reality that boys are boys and girls are girls.
With the opportunity to do just that a few weeks ago, Indiana's governor, Eric Holcomb, vetoed a bill that kept men out of women's sports.
Fortunately, Republicans in Indiana were willing to balk at their state's GOP head and went on to override Holcomb's wishy-washy, cowardly veto.
Holcomb tried to compromise Indiana girls, but the legislature was not about to have it.
The Indiana Legislature voted Tuesday to override the governor's veto of the anti-trans bill that bans transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in K-12 schools.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed the bill in March. He said the bill fell short in clarifying or creating policy to ensure "fairness" in school sports.
In his veto letter, he said he echoed the Indiana High School Athletic Association's concerns that the bill does not address inconsistencies about enforcement across different counties and school districts and will cause confusion and litigation against schools.
We all know how big sports, especially basketball, is in Indiana. So if their high school sports association opposes the bill, that has tremendous political weight.
He also pointed to pending litigation seen in other states that have passed similar laws, where courts have enjoined or prohibited the laws from taking effect.
"Any bill brought forward should address the issues raised in these lawsuits," Holcomb's March letter read.
He also said there was no evidence of an issue of fairness in girls' sports and trans participation.
This last point, is, of course, the problem.
Holcomb hasn't seen enough evidence that this is an issue of "fairness."
Even if it was totally fair, it's still important to hold to the reality that boys aren't girls. Regardless of sports.
We can't cave into these ideologues and give them even an inch on this front.
Thankfully, the governor isn't a dictator and he doesn't get the final say!
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