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Indiana Transgender Athlete Ban Hit With Immediate Lawsuit (1)

May 25, 2022, 3:05 PMUpdated: May 25, 2022, 5:41 PM

Indiana’s newly minted law banning transgender athletes from participating in K-12 girls’ sports was hit with a lawsuit in federal court on the day of its enactment, alleging the measure violates the constitution and federal civil rights law.

The plaintiff, a 10-year-old girl identified as A.M., who plays on her school’s all-girls softball team, seeks an injunction barring the enforcement of the law, HB 1041.

The law, which was enacted over the veto of Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), denies A.M. the ability to rejoin her team when they begin competing in August because she is transgender, according to the ...