The bodies of Kylen Schulte and Crystal Beck Turner were found in August 2021 shortly after they told friends a man was lurking around their campsite.
The students plan to continue organizing the event in the years ahead.
Sponsors of the bill were able to get 10 GOP lawmakers in the House and five in the Senate who had previously voted against the ban to vote to override the veto.
“I don’t understand what [trans student athletes] are going through or why they feel the way they do. But I want them to live,” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox wrote in a letter explaining his decision.
Gov. Spencer Cox, who also opposed such legislation last year, promises to veto the last-minute attempt.
Iowa's bill seeks to bar trans girls and women from female sports, while Utah's would set up a commission to determine trans athletes' eligibility.
Because of a religious exemption from federal antidiscrimination law, Brigham Young University can continue to ban same-sex dating.