INDIANAPOLIS—Attorney General Todd Rokita has filed an appeal of a district court’s preliminary injunction against enforcing a new state law in the case of a 10-year-old trans female wanting to play on a girls’ softball team in the Indianapolis Public Schools district.

Opponents bitterly divided over where youth transgender athletes belong

Signs not permitted in the Senate Chamber during public testimony on HB 1041 in summer 2022 piled up in Statehouse hallways. 

The unidentified student’s mother challenged the law earlier this summer under Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause with the help of the ACLU of Indiana.

Tabby Fitzgerald is a reporter at, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.


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