The Coy Mathis Case

posted Jun 25, 2013, 2:46 PM by Helen Partlow   [ updated Jun 25, 2013, 2:47 PM ]

In a landmark decision for transgendered rights, a Colorado court ruled in favor of 6-year-old transgendered girl, Coy Mathis.

This case started when Coy Mathis was discriminated against by her elementary school, Eagleside Elementary, from using the girl’s bathroom.  School officials had told her to use the bathroom located in either teacher’s lounge or the nurse’s office.  Her parents became worried about potential bullying due to the school treating their daughter differently.

Coy Mathis’s attorney made the argument that by forcing her to use separate toiletries than her classmates, that this was a “separate but equal” scenario that violated her rights.

 

For more information: Coy Mathis Case: Colorado Civil Rights Division Rules In Favor Of Transgender 6-Year-Old In Bathroom Dispute