Transgender child wins civil case

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Monday, June 24, 2013 - 3:10pm

A transgender 1st grader has won the right to use the girl's restroom at her Colorado school.

Coy Mathis was born a boy, but identifies as a girl. Coy's parents took the case the to the Colorado Civil Rights Division after Eagleside Elementary banned Coy from the girls' bathroom.

The state's rights division ruled the ban creates a hostile and intimidating environment and Coy's mother praised the decision stating, "We're extremely happy that she is going to be treated equally and we thank the civil rights division for coming to this conclusion. And we are very grateful to the voters of Colorado for putting these laws into place to begin with. There are thousands of family's like ours across the country and none should have to fight for their children to have basic respect."

Coy had been homeschooled during the court proceedings and will now return to school.

CNN was unable to reach the school district for any comment on the ruling.

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