President Joe Biden has sparked outrage after signing divisive executive order forcing schools to include transgender athletes in girls’ sports.
The new executive order will now make it compulsory for American schools to allow transgender female students to compete in girls’ sports.
Critics have accused the US president of ‘erasing women’ and imposing ‘a new glass ceiling’. Arguing that the order will disadvantage girls.
A school in Idaho state made headlines in March 2020 after it became first to prohibit transgender students who identify as female from playing on female teams at public schools.
16 states in US have friendly policies that help facilitate full inclusion of transgender and non-binary students in high school athletic.
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Biden administration explained that the controversial executive order is aimed at preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) right activists have however hailed the executive order, arguing that Biden is making good on his promise to create a more unified and inclusive country.
Trump administration was opposed to the inclusion of transgender female athletes in girls’ sports, and even threatened to pull funding.
Biden however used his first days in office to announce his own anti-discrimination executive order.
The new president moved with lightening speed to dismantle his predecessor dark legacy, he signed a flurry of executive orders, memorandums and directives to agencies reversing four years of Trump’s disruptive policies.