Legislators Propose Banning Trans Kids from School Sports
Indiana lawmakers are proposing to ban transgender youth from participating in school sports with their peers. The bill, HB 1041, sends trans youth the message that they're not worthy of the same opportunities as their classmates.
A new law that prevents certain sex offenders from entering schools also prevents them from voting in-person if their voting place is in a school. Although the absentee ballot voting law has been amended to allow these persons to vote absentee, absentee voting is not a substitute for in-person voting. This 2015 case alleges an infringement on the right to vote. A motion to dismiss by the State has been denied and both parties have moved for summary judgment. A decision on the parties’ cross-motions is pending.