I first posted about this HERE.
The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of 6-year-old Coy Mathis, whose school barred her from using the girls' bathroom at her Fountain elementary school because she is transgender. Coy was born with male genitals, but as soon as she was able to express herself at around 18 months, it became clear to her parents that she thought of herself as a girl.
"This is huge for Coy and every transgender child throughout the state. We told her and she was completely thrilled. Her eyes got all bright and she jumped up and down and said 'So, this means I can go to school and make friends again.'"— Kathryn Mathis, Coy's mother
Mathis' parents filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division after Coy was denied access to the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8; after filing the complaint, the Mathis family removed Coy from classes.
The decision marks the first ruling in the nation holding that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match the gender with which they identify, and the most comprehensive ruling ever supporting the rights of transgender people to access bathrooms without harassment or discrimination.
The march goes on, people.
Up there in Delaware, state Senator Karen Peterson, a co-sponsor of that state's marriage equality bill, married her partner, Victoria Bandy, last Monday, becoming the first gay couple to wed in Delaware.
"Never, ever. I still can't believe it. Who would think at 63 I'd be getting married, you know?"—Karen Peterson
Congrats to all the gay couples in Delaware who are doing the same today, including ….
It was an important date for the couple as it also marked their 49th anniversary together.
Forty.Nine.Years. And finally a bridegroom.
Congrats to Ron, of Retired In Delaware blog-fame, and his husband Bill!