Transgendered girl files complaint after ban
February 27th, 2013
03:29 AM ET

Transgendered girl files complaint after ban

Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her.

The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female.

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  1. flamespeak

    How in the world can a five-year old even know that they are trans-gendered in the first place when they have no solid concept on what gender is? This reeks of terrible parenting.

    February 27, 2013 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Actually, this is called GOOD parenting in that the parents are not afraid to let their child be who they are. Terrible parenting would be denying their child the ability to express themselves in a way that doesn't harm their emotional well being.

      I will be so glad when this bigoted fear-driven (not mutually exclusive) outburst is less common.

      February 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • flamespeak

      Letting you child be themselves all the time IS terrible parenting. Sure, you can use it like some kind of feel good slogan, but part of being a parent is recognizing when your child is making poor or uninformed choices and leading them in the right direction. Yes, a five year old operating outside the social norms should be discouraged by parent. If you are not willing to tell a child NO then Please don't breed.

      February 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    This child will benefit from home schooling if her parents are able to continue it. She might benefit from a private school.
    In my city, New York, NY, students in private schools don't miss anything good by being separated from the influences in public schools.

    February 27, 2013 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    This boy's parents are mentally sick.

    February 27, 2013 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hamsta

    There is no such thing as LGBT, gay describes all of them and has a vowel so it actually is a word.

    February 27, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Look up acronym. Please.
      Not to mention we are talking about a child; have some class.

      February 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    No where in this article did it say anything about being gay @ Hamsta! And as you are not any kind of doctor youre not qualified to make that determination on someone being mentally ill. AND there IS such a thing as transgender btw.

    February 27, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    What a totally sane post; thanks.

    February 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |