Biden signed an Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation hours after taking office
Many claim that the order will now make it compulsory for schools to allow transgender female students to compete in girls' sports
The order was slammed by some critics who say it will disadvantage cis girls; they accused Biden of 'erasing women' and imposing 'a new glass ceiling'
But many LGBT rights activists hailed the executive order, arguing that Biden is making good on his promise to create a more unified and inclusive country
The decision to allow transgender athletes to compete in sports alongside their cisgender peers has caused controversy in recent years
In March 2020, Idaho became the nation's first to prohibit transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams at public schools
Currently, 16 states 'have friendly policies that help facilitate full inclusion of trans and non-binary students in high school athletics'
The Trump administration was opposed to the inclusion of transgender female athletes in girls' sports and threatened to pull funding