June 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Transgender child wins discrimination case in Colorado
Children should learn to respect identities of self, others
Cheers for the parents and Colorado’s civil-rights division for putting a child’s rights above our right to discriminate. [“Transgender first-grader wins discrimination case,” News, June 24.]
As a past director of an early childhood learning center, I realize the potential challenges of working with the rights of a transgender child and the school community.
Our children are growing up in a different world than we did. It is bigger and more inclusive of differences. One thing I am sure of is that no one can decide for another person the truth of who we are and how we feel about ourselves. That is our inherent right that must be protected, fostered and honored.
Wouldn’t it be a wonderful message for children to learn at a young age that it really is what’s inside of us that counts?
Mary Dispenza, Bellevue
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