The parents of a transgender first grader filed a civil rights complaint today in Colorado after the child's school barred their daughter from using the girls' lavatory.
Coy Mathis, 6, had attended Eagleside Elementary School south of Colorado Springs since 2011.
The child's parents say Coy was born male but as soon as Coy could talk insisted she was a girl, according to the Denver Post. Coy, who is the first of three triplets, dresses as a girl. Her siblings, parents, fellow students and school staff use female pronouns when referring to her.
That was not sufficient for Fountain-Fort Carson school district officials. In January they ruled that Coy could use any restroom in the school with the exception of the girls' room.