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Meet the Transgender 6-Year-Old That Fought for Her Civil-Rights

Yasha Wallin

A transgender 6-year-old in Colorado has won a civil-rights case against her school district to use the girls’ bathroom, despite being born a boy. Coy Mathis, a first-grader at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, had been told she could not use the girls’ bathroom, causing her parents to file a civil-rights complaint in February. “Schools should not discriminate against their students, and we are thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her,” said Coy’s mother.

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