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While Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb did sign Constitutional carry yesterday, he also vetoed a bill designed to keep boys from dressing up like girls and competing in girl’s sports.

His “reasoning” is pretty typical….
As reported by ABC News, Governor Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) vetoed the bill, HEA 1041, after it passed through both houses of the state legislature, despite previously voicing his support for the same bill last month. In his veto, Holcomb claimed that the bill “falls short” of implementing a policy that would be consistent at the statewide level, and thus would not be able to provide “fairness in K-12 sports.”

Holcomb further justified his decision by pointing to the current policies of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, which already addresses the issue of certain individuals trying to compete for sports teams that don’t match their real gender, and that this policy has resulted in zero so-called “transgender women” succeed in getting approval for their requests to join women’s teams.

“The presumption of the policy laid out in HEA 1041,” Holcomb said in a statement, “is that there is an existing problem in K-12 sports in Indiana that requires further state government intervention. It implies that the goals of consistency and fairness in competitive female sports are not currently being met.”

“After thorough review, I find no evidence to support either claim even if I support the effort overall,” Holcomb concluded.
The real reason I suspect is far more callous, Holcomb was likely pressured by business lobbying groups to veto this because passing it might mean some conventions and sporting events won’t be held in Indiana. Who cares if girl’s can’t compete in female sports because boys dressed like girls dominate those sports? Who cares if our teenaged daughters have to share locker rooms with trannie boys? All that matters is that tourism revenue!
I will be writing my state representative (Ben Smaltz) and senator (Dennis Kruse) this morning to urge them to bring up a revised bill to protect girl’s sports in Indiana as soon as possible. This nonsense of waiting until it becomes a problem is silly, we should all know by now that you need to get ahead of this shit before it becomes a problem. 
Holcomb is yet another typical Republican who cares more about keeping the business lobby happy than he does about the concerns of his constituents. 

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