Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.

The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.

The DMV wouldn't let Culpepper wear his makeup for the photo because of a policy that bans license pictures when someone is purposefully altering his appearance.

The fund says that rule is unconstitutional because it is too vague and lets DMV employees arbitrarily decide how someone should look.

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What is fair said on Thursday, Sep 4 at 12:30 PM

A woman with no makeup and a shaved head wouldn't meet this policy either, but I bet they wouldn't dare tell her they are not going to take her picture.

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hootie said on Wednesday, Sep 3 at 3:00 AM

TRANSGENDER folks...you too must obey the law and the rules of the land...don't go thinking you are special and try to go around the law...life will be more pleasant for you and us.

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