DMV Forces Teen to Remove Makeup for License Photo
Chase Culpepper is male, but identifies as gender nonconforming
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jun 19, 2014 12:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Chase Culpepper is a teen who wears women's clothing and makeup on a regular basis. That is, until he was forced to remove said makeup for his driver's license picture. The DMV says it does not allow "disguises" in photos, but 16-year-old Culpepper, who identifies as gender nonconforming, says, "This is how I am every single day. This is who I am." The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is supporting Chase, writing about the case on its home page and asking that he be allowed to retake the photo.

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mik3ymomo .
Sep 3, 2014 7:12 AM CDT
Do I have to remove my novelty teeth? I hope not.
jaklin badr
Jul 10, 2014 1:30 PM CDT
here
Tengu ?? Slayer of Vanity
Jun 22, 2014 4:24 AM CDT
DMV made me take off my baseball cap, that's infringement of religious freedom!