1st grade boy who “identifies as a girl” wins “civil rights case” to use girls’ restroom

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Welcome to the gender-neutral world we now live in:

(CNN) — A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls’ restroom at her Colorado school.

The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District.

Coy’s parents had taken her case to the commission after the district said she could no longer use the girls’ bathroom at Eagleside Elementary.

In issuing its decision, the state’s rights division said keeping the ban in place “creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive.”

Coy’s mother, Kathryn Mathis, said she’s thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her.

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

“Schools should not discriminate against their students,” Mathis said. “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.”

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The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund praised the ruling that was filled under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act.

“It is a victory for Coy and a triumph for fairness,” said Michael Silverman, the group’s executive director. “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.”

How is it “discrimination”?? COY IS A BOY, not a girl. Born that way.  No matter what Coy wants to believe about HIMself, and what his family clearly encourages him to believe.  If this child had been born a boy who had girlie parts or vice versa, I could understand the dilemma, but until they become an adult, this is nonsense.

The New York Times has more on the ruling:

Born biologically a boy, Coy began identifying as a girl after just a few years, growing her wispy blond hair long, wearing dresses, and telling family and friends they should refer to her as female.

During kindergarten, Coy’s parents informed her school that their child identified as a girl and should be treated as one. Initially, the school, just south of Colorado Springs, agreed.

But a few months into first grade, the district barred Coy from using the girls’ bathroom, telling her parents that as she grew older and developed, some students and parents would likely become uncomfortable. It was best that Coy use staff bathrooms or a gender-neutral one in the school’s health office, the district officials decided.

Furious, the Mathises pulled Coy from school and lodged a complaint with the state’s civil rights division in February, claiming the district had violated Colorado’s 2008 antidiscrimination statute, which expanded provisions for transgender people.

After an investigation, the division, which enforces Colorado’s antidiscrimination laws, agreed. It noted that while Coy’s birth certificate stated she was male — an argument made by the school district — more recent medical and legal documents identified her as female.

It was clear, the state said, that Coy had completely integrated into society as a girl — wearing girls’ clothing, standing in the girls’ line at school and choosing to play with girls.

But the state’s ruling went even further, saying that evolving research on transgender development showed that “compartmentalizing a child as a boy or a girl solely based on their visible anatomy, is a simplistic approach to a difficult and complex issue.”

Depriving Coy of the acceptance that students need to succeed in school, Mr. Chavez wrote, “creates a barrier where none should exist, and entirely disregards the charging party’s gender identity.”

Folks, the lunatics are now running the asylum, and children now officially rule the household. I’m at a loss for words here.

Coy Mathis

BREAKING: 1st grade children now allowed to determine their gender. They don’t need no stinkin’ birth certificate!

 

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16 Responses to “1st grade boy who “identifies as a girl” wins “civil rights case” to use girls’ restroom”

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  1. Pat Loudoun says:

    This should work out great when the little fella hits 8th grade.

  2. ALman says:

    You’re “At a loss for words”?! I’m absolutely outraged! To think of all those times. . .that I tried to. . . get a peek. Why one time I even fell off my chair in class. To think. And, I would have had to say was I identify as a girl and I could’ve gotten all the peeks I wanted. Damn. Of course, if I tried that now, they would call me a pervert! Hate to see what happens when Coy says heshe identifies as president of the U.S. That this is in Colorado is no surprise, either.

  3. Suspicious of the agenda says:

    And all of the other female children who will be traumatized by having a biological and genetic boy in the restroom with them as the years go by have no rights in this regard? I have to wonder if the child has not been “raised” this way rather than instigating the choice. Maybe I am judging, but really? How many times around the world in human history has a child raised with normal parents have, at the age of 6, insisted on a gender identification opposite of their genetics and were allowed and even encouraged to “be that way?” Of course only the “exceptional” child has rights, and none of the normal children have rights in this regard. (as an aside, how many 1st graders of either sex do you know who’s parents allowed them to dye their hair purple? This sure seems to be a parental agenda to me.:-?:-?:-?

  4. Megan says:

    Does anybody else think that the parents may or may not have made this child Identify as a girl? I mean, there are some crazies out there.

  5. Crap! Why didn’t I think of that? In the days of miniskirts I wore out two perfectly good pencils just by surreptitiously dropping them on the floor.

  6. Jen says:

    The stupid school invited this. Wishy washy,” oh, we’ll just go along with the nutty parents and pretend that Coy is a girl, ha ha”.

    If they would have said from day one that the child was a boy and would be treated as such, (yes, the parents still would have sued), but they would at least have had standing. They have allowed this psycho charade to go on for a period of time, and then decided that maybe it wasn’t a good decision after all. Too late, the nutcases in the state courts/gov. won’t pass judgement either, even though they are supposed to be , you guessed it, judges.

    By the way, the American Academy of Pediatrics just announced that they want their member doctors to no longer consider gay, transgender, etc. to be abnormal and to also now begin to lobby and educated patients and their parents as to how wonderful and normal it is to be gay, lesbian, transgender, etc. They should include same sex couples in teenage health literature, etc.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/24/pediatricians-set-new-policy-on-sexual-minorities/

  7. Steve Skubinna says:

    So suppose a kid decides he’s a giraffe. Does he get out of school and have to live in the zoo? As for myself, I have decided that I am actually Bill Gates.

    Gotta go, I hear there’s some squatter living in my house on Lake Washington. I may need to get a civil rights lawyer to get him out of the house.

  8. TomTB says:

    So everyone’s daughter has to share a facility with someone who can stand to urinate, and will have to shave off a beard in a few years? To prove how “Tolerant” we are? Loony is more like it!

  9. Great White Rat says:

    The problem isn’t the kid, he (yes, the kid is a he) is too young to understand how mixed-up this is.

    Problem 1A is the parents. When the kid started acting like a girl, the parents should have told him to knock it off and that would have been the end of it. Apparently, the kid has never heard the word “NO” from them in his life. Instead, like so many liberals today, they indulged their precious little snowflake. He’s in for a rough life…at some point he’s going to finally run into someone who doesn’t cater to his every whim, and he won’t know how to handle it.

    Problem 1B is the school. When the parents demanded that he be allowed to use the girls’ restroom, they should have said something along the lines of “ARE YOU F^@#ING CRAZY??” and drawn the line, then and there.

    So we have horrendous parenting and liberal schools. Is it any wonder that so many young people today are screwed up?

  10. Charlotte says:

    Great White: I am so with you about the parents.

    These people may be “biological” parents, but they are not good parents. Good parents prepare their children for the world.

    These parents are assuming they will be able to “sue” the world to make sure their precious snowflake is allowed to pursue what is a very unrealistic life style and plan. NO ONE else has any rights in the matter, except this child and these parents.

    No child at this age would be doing this unless the parents were encouraging it at every opportunity.

    Reward what behaviors you wish to encourage. These parents will reap what they sow.

    Oh, and realville calling the court…whether one is a female or male is a VERY simple thing to recognize. HELLO?

  11. Sefton says:

    “compartmentalizing a child as a boy or a girl solely based on their visible anatomy, is a simplistic approach to a difficult and complex issue.”

    I agree with ST. Folks, welcome to Insanityville.

  12. Drew the Infidel says:

    In all seriousness and to agree with GWR above, after spending 26 years in the public school business, for every screwed-up kid that walks through the schoolhouse door there is at least one screwed-up parent behind him/her, but usually two.

  13. John W says:

    In a sane world, the parents would be charged with child abuse for the mental and emotional cruelty they have inflicted on Coy.

  14. Lorica says:

    … and yet liberals wonder why so many home school and keep their children out of these failed schools. – Lorica

  15. Lorica says:

    Just to further add to my comment above….. I would in now way be surprised when this child grows up, and murders these parents, or becomes a serial killer.

    It would not shock me. – Lorica