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Mar 8, 2013 12:54 PM by Patricia Collier

School district rejects transgender girl mediation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado school district is refusing to agree to mediation with the family of a transgender girl who wants to return to school.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 officials are refusing to comment on a complaint filed by the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. The complaint was filed on behalf of Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, claiming that 6-year-old Coy Mathis has been discriminated against. The district has until March 17 to respond to the commission complaint.
The child is being home-schooled this semester after been denied access to the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, school district officials did not return phone calls Thursday requesting comment.

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