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CO panel says 6 yr old boy may use girl's restroom

By United Press International

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The Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled in favor Coy Mathis, a transgender 6-year-old barred from using the girls' bathroom in a Fountain grade school.

In its decision, the state's rights division said retaining the ban in place "creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive," CNN reported Monday.

Coy was born a boy but identifies as a girl, the report said.

"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.

"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," said Michael Silverman, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund executive director. "It is a victory for Coy and a triumph for fairness."

The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told the child's parents in December the first-grader couldn't use the girls' bathroom after returning from holiday break, The Denver Post said. The family filed a civil rights complaint in February.

School policies concerning transgender students vary state to state, CNN said.

In New York, for example, the law says students can't be discriminated against on the basis on gender identity.

However, a Maine court ruled in November a school district did not violate a transgender student's rights when she was told she couldn't use the girls' bathroom.


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  1. syebComment by syeb
    June 24, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    “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”.

    Transgender? the boy is 6 years old! What does he even know about genders? He was brainwashed by his parents. Did he wake up one day and say he likes pink so now his parents convinced him he’s a girl? The parents should be arrested for child abuse. They are just attention hungry (and most likely money hungry as the lawsuits are sure to follow) and trading their child’s sanity and well-being for their 15 minutes of fame.

    Look at the Dailymail story about the family. And the photo of the kids with ridiculous colored hair. These kids should be rescued from these crazy people immediately.

    I’m all for equal rights but what these parents are doing to their child is criminal.

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    • capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
      June 24, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

      F U B A R !

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    • megforamericaComment by megforamerica
      June 24, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

      Little children don’t have any idea at that age what gender they are??? What medical evidence do the parents have for this transgender change? My son played with his sister’s dolls and grew up to be a wonderful husband and father. What is wrong with our moral thinking today! These parents need help! God Bless.

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  2. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    So now we have a he/she running through the little girls areas. What happens in a few years, when he starts to get an erection because he is looking at nude girls in the locker room or bathroom? Who you gonna blame for any sexual assault or rape by him? What do these so called parents think when they allow this to happen, if they did not promote it in the first place. We have seen nothing yet from the freak show mentality of the homosexual community and the simple minded parents who assist and promote these evil acts against nature.

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  3. Haywood JablomieComment by Haywood Jablomie
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    These “parents” should be arrested for child abuse. No six year old makes the decision that he is the wrong sex. It’s more likely that the boy was slightly effeminate, the “mother” wanted a girl, and the father is a Caspar Milquetoast who goes along with whatever the wife wants.

    These parents are abusing this boy and causing him life-long psychological problems.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      June 24, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

      Cultural Marxists are cheering this on.

      As a former teacher, I am stunned at how far down in the water we are in just 20 years with this full bore travesty. I do not recall ever seeing even this in Junior High, nor even in High School. Yet, by the time that I left teaching, and was working as a reporter/columnist in Austin, TX. homosexuals were fast at work, trying to get a gay foot in the door of schools.

      I am certain that the Man Boy Love Association are cheering this on too.

      The Spawning Units of this poor little BOY should be arrested for child abuse. Oh wait! My comments here would have any child of mine, removed…

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    • BillzillaComment by Billzilla
      June 24, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

      These people have lost their freakin’ minds! The Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund are as nuts as the parents!

      As a father of three daughters, and the grandfather of five grand daughters, what I want to know is: How about their rights? What about their feelings and privacy? What of the rights of the vast majority of the rest of us?

      In my fathers day, the other parents would have been down there, and if the Colorado Civil Rights Division had come up with an insane ruling such as this one, there’d been hell to pay!

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  4. zeedoodComment by zeedood
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Every parent in the school district should be telling their children to use the bathroom of their opposite gender in protest. What can the school district do? After all, who can say they aren’t ALL transgender?

    This BOY who’s parents obviously mentally abused HIM so much that he now believes he is a girl should be locked up. Unfortunately, the parents twisted desire to have a girl have permanently scarred this boy for the rest of his life.

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    • spindizzyComment by spindizzy
      June 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

      Yeah, we will probably hear about this lad(?) a few years down the road as just another wacko libtard that goes postal with a high capacity fire-snortin’ banned firearm at all his support group session members.

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  5. jdkchemComment by jdkchem
    June 24, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Seems fitting and we were warned in the 60′s by The Who

    One girl was called Jean Marie
    Another little girl was Felicity
    Another little girl was Sally Joy
    The other was me, and I’m a boy

    My name is Bill, and I’m a head case
    They practice making up on my face
    Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
    Spend evenings taking hairpins from my hair

    I’m a boy, I’m a boy
    But my ma won’t admit it
    I’m a boy, I’m a boy
    But if I say I am, I get it

    Put your frock on, Jean Marie
    Plait your hair, Felicity
    Paint your nails, little Sally Joy
    Put this wig on, little boy

    Wanna play cricket on the green
    Ride my bike across the street
    Cut myself and see my blood
    Wanna come home all covered in mud

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  6. juniorsmomComment by juniorsmom
    June 24, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    I am a girl. My favorite color is blue. Since I was little I’ve worn jeans and prefer being barefoot. Does that mean I’m really a boy? NO as I AM a female who likes dolls and sewing, and have been married to the same man for over 50 years.

    These are strange parents who have encouraged their son to be a girl. Abusive! It’s all part of the “gay agenda” and the government goes along with it.

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  7. ColumbaComment by columba
    June 24, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    And what about the rights of all the girls who use the restrooms and may not want to have boys in drag running around their facilities? Maybe at 6 years old they won’t notice, but this sets a precedent for older children as well, even into their teens. Come to think of it, as a woman I don’t want men in drag hanging out in my restrooms or locker rooms, either.

    And oh, what an opportunity for voyeurs of all ages! I can just see the school janitor showing up in drag and demanding to use the girls’ room.

    “Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.”

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    • cyoderComment by cyoder
      June 24, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

      “creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive,” This is what it will be doing to the girls who have to share a bathroom with this child.

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    • glennComment by glenn
      June 24, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

      Like everything else it starts out innocent like a law that is passed for equal rights. Then equal rights takes a twist ends up in favor of only 1 person but the rest say that isn’t right.
      I am 72 and wonder how did we function back in the 40s-50s without all these laws. If we had only know the necessity of all these laws back then our society would have come to a stand still. It looks like people of today have a crowd mentality to pass feel good laws but now they are coming back and biting you in the rear. Hope you have fun with this screwed up society as I as one am totally fed up with it.

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  8. WardMDComment by WardMD
    June 24, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    So, all it takes is “feeling” like the opposite sex?

    Great… How about (for the purposes of Internet Taxes), I FEEL like I live in some state with LOW (or NO) Sales Tax?

    Think the Lefties would go along with THAT “feeling”?

    WHAT is the problem with a kid (who “feels” like he’s a girl) using the boys’ bathroom, but going into one of the stalls and CLOSING THE DOOR (for privacy)?

    You think the GIRLS are going to FEEL “comfortable” with a BOY in their bathroom? How about if little Coy decides to stand in front of the toilet and do his business standing up?

    How about students “FEELING” like they’re TEACHERS? Shouldn’t THEY be allowed to use the faculty facilities?

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  9. gritchieComment by gritchie
    June 24, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    To quote the Church lady, “Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!” I’m OK with a little boy playing with dolls or an Easy Bake oven. You are who you are. But using the girl’s restroom? No. As long as you’ve got a boy’s plumbing, you dress like a boy and you use the boy’s restroom. This child’s parents are doing him a huge disservice.

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  10. justme33Comment by justme33
    June 24, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    “Schools should not discriminate against their students”??? But it doesn’t matter what it is doing to the girls who are FORCED to share their bathroom with a boy??? What about their rights??? These parents are very sick people and their kids should be removed from them immediately. A six-year-old has no idea what gender identity even is.

    When I was 6 years old, I was out playing Cowboys and Indians and Cops and Robbers with the neighborhood boys. I was also very good with a slingshot and water pistol. Guess I should have been using the boys’ bathroom. Gee, I didn’t know that. It’s a good thing that I grew up to be a perfectly normal female in spite of that “mistake”.

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  11. goodshotComment by goodshot
    June 24, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    Boy that’s REALLY messed up.

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  12. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    June 24, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Saying he is a she, is a abomination. If the child has male genitalia, then he belongs in the boys bathroom, not the girls.
    As he becomes older, and possibly reverts to a male mentality, is he still going too be able to go into the girls bathroom, and possibly even the girls gym because hs still CLAIMS to feel, or think like, a female?. There is a reason that there are not co-ed rules in place. That is because boys should not be able to have a free show, what if a girl wanted to go into the boys bathroom?. would this also be OK?. She would have the luxury of checking out the boys under the pretext that she felt like a boy. I say bull roar to any who want to place themselves in the privacy of the other genders place.
    In my opinion, this has gone way to far towards a perverted correctness, and should be nipped in the bud, before all sexes rights are open to the advantage of the other side of the sex spectrum.
    Whatever your genitalia shows you to be, is what nature gave you. Thinking like, or feeling like the opposite sex is not good reason to cohabitate with the opposite sex. The only thing this is going to do, is offer anyone who says they don’t feel like what they were born as, to thrust themselves into the free show it would provide, and invade the rights, and privacy of the real gender specific group.
    If anyone wants to be with the opposite sex, saying that they feel and think they belong with them, they should have a sex change, so that they will actually, for all intents and purposes, belong in that group.


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  13. mvotano58Comment by mvotano58
    June 24, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    I would file a suit against the school district for making my daughter uncomfortable that there is a “boy” in HER bathroom. If the kid is truly “transgender” well get the surgery and make him a her. Put up or shut up. Those parents are beyond messed up and one day when their little “girl” becomes like Buffalo Bill, the serial killer in Silence of the Lambs, maybe someone will pay attention. “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.”


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  14. kingster1024Comment by kingster1024
    June 24, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    This is crazy what a disgrace I can’t believe People are that dumb I am so tired of people talking about discriminating I can promise you if my daughter went to that school I would raise a ruckus the kid is a boy until the plumbing is changed.God help this country!

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  15. davebnmComment by davebnm
    June 24, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I feel really bad now. I have to confess that I’ve been going through life living as a man when I realize that, well I’m actually a lesbian. If any of you ladies see me in your restroom, please don’t panic. You can blame my parents, because they didn’t tell me when I was six years old that I was lesbian.
    Seriously though, the parents of the little girls that are being forced to share their bathroom with a “LITTLE BOY” should file a suit to give this boy/girl his/her own bathroom! Maybe if you isolate him/her, he/she will realize that if he/she wants to be unique, it could get quite lonely in his/her world.

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  16. bobComment by bob
    June 24, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    This kid’s parents should be locked up for child abuse.

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    • WardMDComment by WardMD
      June 24, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

      Let me see if I get today’s priorities straight…

      Parents who (in my opinion) have encouraged (if not forced) this kid to identify as a girl are lauded (by The Left).

      Parents who take their kids OUR of the Brain Washing institutions (aka Public Education) and Home School them – THEY are TARGETS (hell, in SOME countries the kids of THOSE parents are, IN FACT, taken away from them)!

      Liberals are SICK and TWISTED.

      You want you kid to “feel” he/she is the opposite Gender? FINE, but DON’T expect the rest of society to bend over backward to accommodate YOUR peculiarities!

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  17. BusterComment by buster
    June 24, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    Soon there will be SEVEN separate restrooms:

    1) Boys
    2) Girls
    3) Boys who “feel” like a girl.
    4) Girls who “feel” like a boy.
    5) Boys who “use” to be a girl.
    6) Girls who “use” to be a boy.

    (and finally)…..

    7) The Clueless.

    Problem solved. Everybody happy now?

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  18. Scruffy-USN-RetiredComment by kerryp
    June 25, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    Hot Diggity Dog ! Does this mean I can go into the woman’s dressing room at the spa? And all I got to do is say that I was born a boy but identify as a girl.
    What has happened to this country? Has Obama and the democrats destroyed ALL of the common since and morality of this country?
    A 6 year old ONLY knows what it has been taught about gender. So if this little guy thinks he is a girl, Than his immoral perverted parents have taught him that, and need to be in jail.

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  19. yoldsComment by yolds
    June 25, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Oh look honey, we have a baby girl! ” But sweetheart, she has a penis?” Never mind that, look how pretty “her” eyes are and you know how badly I wanted to have a girl anyways! Lock these sick twisted parents up, and they should be examined and this child placed into foster care with parents that have at least half a brain. What a shame to encourage this poor child and teach HIM this sick action. CO, you should be ashamed of this ruling, although I have spent time in CO and have found it to be too liberal and progressive for my taste. Now think of all the problems this is going to bring out. I can see a flood of innocents being victimized by sicko’s under the guise of “equality”. Should be a simple ruling, if you have a penis, boy’s room, vagina, girls room…. period!

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  20. WarpfieldComment by Warpfield
    June 25, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    A boy is a boy when he is born as a boy. To say otherwise would assume that God makes mistakes. I seriously doubt that is the case. Someone really needs to take a hard look at the parents here. This poor, 6 year old boy is obviously confused and has probably suffered some sort of trauma in his rather short life at some point.

    Why not just make all public restrooms gender non-specific. It’s apparently what liberals want to happen in this country anyway.

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  21. geoinsdComment by geoinsd
    June 25, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    How is using OBJECTIVE and VERIFIABLE criteria (simple have penis go to boys room, have vagina use girls room) for deciding which restroom a person should use a violation of one’s rights? If anything, the girls’ rights are being violated by this ruling.

    So what criteria does this CO Civil Rights Division use to define “girl” or “boy”. They are saying that “claiming to feel like a girl” is a better criterion for determining who is a girl than actually having female genitalia? State of mind is more important than FACT? Do they realize how STUPID they sound? In addition, once we go down this path, what is to stop post pubescent male pervert from claiming they feel like a girl so they can use the girl facilities to get some free fun?

    Even during the Clinton years, I never would have thought possible the USA would degenerate to what it is today. Obama promised to “fundamentally transform America” and he has done it.

    I used to think calls to pull kids out of public schools was overreaction. I don’t think so any more. Doing so no only takes back our children, it also deprives the Progressives running public schools of money. At least in California, public schools get paid for each day a child attends school.

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  22. jalan1964Comment by jalan1964
    June 25, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Don’t discriminate? Create a non-hostile environment? All well and good at 6. Neither girls nor testicle bearing boys are threatened by this. Now, a few years down the road, around 12 or so, vagina bearing girls are going to be threatened when this kid walks in. Where are THEIR rights? How about the women of 15 years from now?

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