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Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.

As gay rights progress, many hurdles ahead for transgender rights movement

Saturday, December 14, 2013
NEW YORK — As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path — hopefully, but less smoothly. [ Read more → ]
Brennan Linsley, AP (File)Jeremy Mathis (right) with his daughter Coy.

Father of Colo. transgender child to lead ballot initiative for marriage equality

Friday, August 9, 2013
The father of a 6-year-old Colorado transgender student who earlier this year won a landmark civil rights case regarding public accommodations, plans to submit a draft of a petition on Aug. 19 to collect signatures asking voters in 2014 to approve same-sex marriage in Colorado. [ Read more → ]
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Ruling in Colo. civil rights case favors transgender 6-year-old

Sunday, June 23, 2013
DENVER -- The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of a transgender 6-year-old child who was barred from using the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain. [ Read more → ]
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‘Boy or Girl?’ Gender identity a new challenge for schools

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born — a boy or a girl... [ Read more → ]
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School district responds to complaint from parents of transgender girl

Monday, March 18, 2013
FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- A Colorado school district has filed a response to a discrimination complaint filed by parents of a transgender girl who has been denied access to the girls' restroom at her elementary school. [ Read more → ]
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School district rejects mediation in complaint filed on behalf transgender girl

Sunday, March 10, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado school district is refusing to agree to mediation with the family of a transgender girl who wants to return to school. [ Read more → ]
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Coy Mathis: A family’s journey to support, understand their transgender child

Thursday, February 28, 2013
At first, Jeremy and Kathryn Mathis didn't think much of their son's behavior. Coy took his sister's pink blanket, and shunned the car they gave him for Christmas. Then, Coy told them he only wanted to wear girls' clothes. At school, he became upset when his teacher insisted he line up with the boys. All the while, he was becoming depressed and withdrawn, telling his parents at one point he wanted to get "fixed" by doctors... [ Read more → ]
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