FOUNTAIN, Colo.—A transgender advocacy group on Tuesday filed a complaint on behalf of a 6-year-old girl whose elementary school prevented her from using the girls’ bathroom.
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund said the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told Coy Mathis’ parents late last year she would have to use a boys, staff or nurse’s restroom after winter break. Mathis has expressed herself as a girl since she was a toddler.
“Her school should not be singling her out for mistreatment just because she is transgender,” Coy Mathis’ mother, Kathryn Mathis, said.
Katie Couric interviewed the Mathis family during a segment of her talk show that aired on Tuesday.