Rights case ruling favors transgender 6-year-old

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of a transgender 6-year-old child who was barred from using the girls’ bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain.

The Denver Post reports (http://bitly.com/10LSRqG ) that the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund said Sunday it would a hold a news conference Monday to explain the decision affecting Coy Mathis.

The fund filed the complaint on behalf of Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, claiming that Coy has been discriminated against.

Kathryn Mathis said in a statement that the family is “thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her.”

The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told Coy’s parents in December that the first-grader would not be able to continue to use the girls’ restroom after the holiday break.

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