THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled that the action of Fountain-Fort Carson School District of banning a trans child from using the girl’s bathroom violated a state law that protects trans people.
The school, Eagleside Elementary School, near Colorado Springs, had initially let 6-year-old Coy Mathis use the girls’ bathroom but later the principal ordered her to stop using it. Her parents then withdrew her from school and filed a complaint with the civil rights division.
From the division’s ruling:
“Given the evolving research into the development of transgender persons, compartmentalizing a child as a boy or girl solely based on their visible anatomy is a simplistic approach to a difficult and complex issue. . . .
It also deprived her of the social interaction and bonding that commonly occurs in girls’ restrooms during these formative years, i.e., talking, sharing and laughter.”
Transgender Legal Defense’s Michael Silverman: “. . . this ruling sends a loud and clear message that transgender students may not be targeted for discrimination and that they must be treated equally in school.”
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