Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls’ restroom
Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls’ restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won’t let her.
The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female.
She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female.
In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy’s parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls’ restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after winter break.
Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are. She could instead use the boys’ bathroom, gender-neutral faculty bathrooms or the nurse’s bathroom, the district said.