Transgender Child Now Allowed To Use Girls’ Restroom At School

Transgender Child Now Allowed To Use Girls' Restroom At SchoolA 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.

‘Objectively and subjectively hostile’

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.”

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund praised the ruling that was filled under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act. Michael Silverman, the group’s executive director, called the ruling “a high-water mark for transgender rights.”


‘Treated equally’

This is the first of it’s kind ruling in the country regarding the rights of transgender students. No court, no tribunal has ever said what the Colorado Division of Civil Rights has said today which is that trangendered students must be treated equally. They specifically referenced the outmoded concept of separate but equal and told us that separate but equal is very rarely equal and it is certainly not equal in Coy’s case.

Coy’s mother, Kathryn Mathis, said she’s pleased that Coy can return to school and put this behind her. The first-grader has been home schooled during the proceedings

Is it alright for a transgender child like Coy to use the girls’ restroom even until he grows up? Feel free to pitch in your thoughts and opinions!

Source: Ed Payne | CNN

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First-Grader Suspended For Serenading Girl With ‘Sexy’ Song

A Colorado elementary school student was suspended from school this week for singing a lyric from a popular LMFAO song, “I’m sexy and I know it.”

Those six little words from the Los Angeles rap-influenced duo earned first-grader D’Avonte Meadows a three day dismissal from Sable Elementary in Aurora, Colo.

School officials said D’Avonte was suspended for sexual harassment after he sang and the line  to a female classmate who was standing in a lunch line. Unfortunately,  it wasn’t the first time he’d serenaded this girl with this particular lyric.


D’Avonte’s mother, Stephanie Meadows, told ABC7  News that her son had had disciplinary problems before this week’s infraction.  Last month, she said, he was sent to the principal’s office for singing  the same song  to the same girl. This time, however, he was “shaking his booty” near the girl’s face, Meadows told ABC7 News. But Meadows still doesn’t believe her son’s recent actions justify  suspension for sexual harassment.

“I could understand if he was fondling her, looking up her skirt, trying to look in her shirt. That, to me, is sexual harassment,” Meadows told ABC7 News. “I’m just, I’m floored. They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him.”

Did the boy deserve the suspension for what he did? Share your opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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