Earlier this year we wrote about Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old born with male sex organs but has always identified as a girl. Coy’s parents filed a discrimination lawsuit against Fountain-Fort Carson School District in Colorado because they were notified that Coy could no longer use the girls’ restroom, but had the option to use the boys’ restroom or the gender-neutral nurse’s office restroom.
The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. In issuing its decision, the state’s rights division said keeping the ban in place “creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive.”
Coy’s mother, Kathryn Mathis, said she’s thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her. During the proceedings Coy was being home-schooled.
“Schools should not discriminate against their students,” Mathis said. “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.”
What do you think about the court’s ruling?