Transgender boy, 6, wins right to use girls’ bathroom
A 6-year-old transgender boy in Colorado just won a legal right to use the girls’ bathroom in school.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled on Sunday that Coy Mathis — who was born a boy but self-identifies as a girl — was wrongly prevented by school officials from using the girls’ restroom, Fox News reported.
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, based in New York, represented the child’s parents, Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, in the case against Eagleside Elementary School, Fox News said.
The child had been allowed to use the girls’ bathroom until December 2012. That’s when the principal informed the parents that the child would have to use either a boy’s bathroom or a gender-neutral one, Reuters reported. The family removed their child from school and filed a complaint for discrimination.
The mother said, in a statement reported by Fox News, they’re “thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her.”
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