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South Carolina teen sues DMV over license photo
South Carolina teen sues DMV over license photo

The family of a South Carolina teenager who was ordered to remove his makeup before taking a driver's license photo this year has filed a federal lawsuit against the state Department of Motor Vehicles, according to court records. Chase Culpepper, a 16-year-old who identifies as male but wears makeup and women's clothing on a regular basis, was ordered to remove his makeup by DMV officials when he tried to obtain his driver's license in March. The agency argued that Chase was, in effect, attempting to disguise his appearance by not appearing as a male. The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund called on the DMV to allow Chase to retake the...

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