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Holcomb joins letter over transgender athletes

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is joining two dozen other Republican governors telling the Biden administration to stay out of schools’ decisions on transgender athletes.

Holcomb on Friday signed a joint letter. In it, the governors say the federal government needs to leave decisions to the states. They cite a proposed rule banning schools and colleges that get federal funding to form a policy that would ensure students play on sports consistent with their biological sex.

In 2022, Holcomb vetoed a bill that would ban transgender athletes from participating in girls sports. Indiana lawmakers later overrode that veto.