Indiana lawmakers plan to attempt an override of Governor Eric Holcomb’s most recent veto of a bill regarding transgender athletes who play in girls’ sports.

The Governor vetoed the legislation this week, saying the bill “leaves too many unanswered questions.” He also challenged the need for state intervention,  It implies that the goals of consistency and fairness in competitive female sports are not currently being met,” Holcomb said. “After a thorough review, I find no evidence to support either claim even if I support the overall goal.”

The fundamental goal of this legislation is to protect competition in girls’ sports, and House Republicans will vote to override this veto when lawmakers meet again on May 24. This issue continues to be in the national spotlight and for good reason as women have worked hard for equal opportunities on the playing field – and that’s exactly what they deserve,” said House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers).

A simple majority is all that is needed to override a gubernatorial veto.

There have been no reported cases in Indiana of transgender athletes playing girls’ sports in Indiana.