The parents of a six-year-old transgender child are suing their local Colorado school district over the little girl's access to the restroom. Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division after the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 recently decided their daughter Coy could no longer use the girl's bathroom at her elementary school. District officials say Colorado law doesn't require public schools to permit transgender students to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify.
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At a packed meeting, the Boulder Valley school board on Tuesday voted not to hear a complaint from Superior Elementary families upset about a school presentation held in response to bullying of a transgender student. In voting not to move the appeal forward, school board members said they determined the district followed policy in investigating the complaint. We should do that for any group.
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One of the two alleged shooters, year-old Alec McKinney, is transgender and identifies as male. McKinney told officers that he wanted to take revenge on students at the STEM school in Colorado for how they treated him. The shooting left one student dead and eight others wounded.
Colorado lawmakers in passed a law that forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in public places — including schools. Inthe Obama administration attempted to shore up protections for transgender students under Title IX, the federal statute that since has outlined protections for students based on sex. Now, the Trump administration is revoking those protections in a move announced Wednesday.
Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old transgender girl who was banned from her first-grade bathroom, has won a statewide legal case in Colorado that might have far-reaching implications for the rest of the nation in protecting the rights of transgender children. Coy, born a triplet, had been home schooled since last December, when school officials told her parents that she could no longer use the female facilities and ordered her to use the boys' or nurse's bathroom. It lets them be who they are.
The Colorado-based parents of a 6-year-old transgender girl are taking legal action after their local school district opted to prohibit their daughter from using the girls' room. Parents Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis say they opted to home school their daughter after school officials decided Coy would have to use the boys' restroom, the staff restroom or the one in the school nurse's office. Coy's parents are now filing a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, according to the Post. Kelly Dude, who represents Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, as saying there are no Colorado cases which require public schools to permit transgender students to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify thus far.
CBS4 — A scheduled performance, and videos shown in advance, at a Boulder County elementary school have raised concerns for some parents. Students at Superior Elementary School will learn about the importance of inclusivity, especially in relation to those in the transgender community. According to the principal and the district, three videos will be shown to most children at the elementary school.
Anti-transgender discrimination is illegal—no matter what the Trump administration says. And as educators and child health experts recognize, treating transgender students with respect is not only required under the law, it's also the right thing to do. Some people are worried about what the Trump administration's actions mean for them and their family. That was a callous attack that left a lot of people worried, scared, and angry.