A transgender 6-year-old child who was told she was no longer allowed to use the girls bathroom at her Colorado elementary school scored a major victory Sunday.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division weighed in on the side of first-grader Coy Mathis, who was told in December to stop using the girls restroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain.
“Schools should not discriminate against their students, and we are thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her,” Coy’s mother, Kathryn Mathis, said in a statement. “All we ever wanted was for Coy’s school to treat her the same as other little girls. We are extremely happy that she now will be treated equally.”
The family recently moved to Denver, 80 miles from Fountain, so Coy will be attending a different school in the fall, FOX31 reported.
Coy was born a boy, but identified as a girl at a very young age and began to dress that way. After allowing Coy to use the girls bathroom until December, Eagleside ordered the child to use the boys restroom, a staff bathroom, or the nurse’s bathroom, according to 7News in Denver. Coy’s family responded by filing a civil rights complaint