Sometimes it is necessary to take a critical step back and survey how much things have changed, within a social and community realm, and really appreciate the human desire for equality and tolerance. The majority of the time, when surveying our ever changing landscape, we bemoan how much things have shifted from all that is good and constant toward something far less desirable, and unpredictable. But sometimes things change for the better and offer proof that sometimes the good is beating the bad.
Case in point: Coy Mathis, a six-year-old transgender girl (meaning she was born a boy but identifies as a girl) has won, after a tense battle, the right to use the girls’ restroom at her public school in Fountain, Colorado. The Colorado Civil Rights Division came to a decision over the weekend that the Fountain-Fort Carson School District created an unnecessarily hostile situation for Coy Mathis by not allowing her to use the girls’ bathroom.