(iWIDK By Omar Guzman) – A 6-year old transgender child was forced out of school by the district board.
The parents of Coy Mathis, a 6-year old transgender girl, are suing a Colorado school district after their daughter was not allowed to use the girls’ bathroom.
School officials at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, CO told 6-year old Coy Mathis that she could only use bathrooms designated for boys, faculty, or one in the nurse’s office.
Mathis, who is a transgender girl, was not allowed to use the girls’ bathroom.
Her parents are now filing a formal complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division.
Attorney W. Kelly Dude, who represents schools in the district, says that there is no legal precedent which states that the school must allow Mathis to use the girls’ bathroom.
The entire ordeal left Mathis in tears.
According to the Huffington Post, Coy’s mother Kathryn says that her daughter is now scared that “everyone would know she was born a boy.”