DENVER (AP) — 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.
The Denver Post reports that the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund said Sunday it would a hold a news conference Monday to explain the decision affecting Coy Mathis.
The fund filed the complaint on behalf of Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, claiming that Coy has been discriminated against.
Kathryn Mathis said in a statement that the family is "thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her."
The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told Coy's parents in December that the first-grader would not be able to continue to use the girls' restroom after the holiday break.
LONDON (AP) — British police say army bomb disposal experts have been called to a mosque after a suspicious item was found.
West Midlands Police say that around 40 homes near the Aisha Mosque and Islamic Center in Walsall, near the central England city of Birmingham, were evacuated overnight as a precautionary measure.
The force said officers were alerted to the suspicious item on Saturday night.
Investigators were taking evidence outside the mosque Sunday, and parts of the nearby area were cordoned off.
It was not immediately clear what the item was or what potential dangers it posed. No injuries were reported.
Mosques and Muslim communities in Britain have been on alert since a British soldier was killed in London in May.
MOSCOW (AP) — An Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong believed to be carrying a former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States has landed in Moscow.
Hong Kong's government said Edward Snowden was allowed to leave but did not say where he was headed.
Russia's state ITAR-Tass news agency cited an unnamed Aerflot official saying the Snowden was on Flight SU213, which landed on Sunday afternoon in Moscow.
The report said he intended to fly to Cuba on Monday and then on to Caracas, Venezuela.