Chase Culpepper is a 16-year-old resident of South Carolina. Like 16-year-olds all over the country, Chase applied for his drivers’ license this past March. Unlike most 16-year-olds. DMV officials forced Chase to change his appearance before they would take his license picture.
Chase prefers male pronouns at this point, but wears girl’s clothing and make-up. DMV workers accused him of not looking the way “a boy should.” They refused to take his picture as long as he was “in disguise.”
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The government should not be in the business of telling men and women how we are supposed to look as men and women.
–Michael Silverman, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)