Family celebrates civil rights win for transgender child

DENVER (FOX31/KDVR) — The family of 6-year-old Coy Mathis celebrated Monday the decision by the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruling that the transgender first-grader can use the girls’ bathroom at her elementary school.

Coy was the victim of discrimination when Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colo., refused to let her use the girl’s restroom, the ruling found.

“Schools should not discriminate against their students, and we are thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her,” Kathryn Mathis, Coy’s mother, 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 Mathis family has since moved to Denver in order to attend to the medical needs of one of their other children, so Coy Mathis will now be attending a Denver school.

The first-grader has been home-schooled during the proceedings.