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In yet another attempt to impose talibangical gender restrictions on everyone, a child with identification designating her female is banned from the little girls room because she has a penis. No matter that this child has lived as female since she could voice a preference. Or that her peers know her as just another little girl in the class. Now she will be forced to out herself each time she needs to use the facilities thanks to those more interested in conformity than protecting children.
I'm waiting for them to trot out the 'she will rape the other children' meme.
First-grader Coy Mathis has been banned from using the girls’ bathroom at her Fountain, Colorado elementary school because she is transgender. Mathis had been using the girls’ facilities until December 2012, when school administrators informed her parents that she would now have to use the boys’ bathroom, a staff bathroom or the nurse’s bathroom instead.
Mathis’ passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. According to her parents, their daughter has been expressing her gender identity as female since she was 18 months old, and living openly as a girl since age four.
But the school doesn’t see her that way. W. Kelly Dude, an attorney for the Fountain-Fort Carson School District, said the school’s decision “took into account not only Coy but other students in the building, their parents, and the future impact a boy with male genitals using a girls’ bathroom would have as Coy grew older.” Adding, “However, I’m certain you can appreciate that as Coy grows older and his male genitals develop along with the rest of his body, at least some parents and students are likely to become uncomfortable with his continued use of the girls’ restroom.”
Originally posted to TransAction on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:43 PM PST.