Wednesday, April 22, 2015
South Carolina to Change DMV Policy on Transgender Appearance in Driver's License Photos
Chase Culpepper, a transgender teenager in South Carolina was told she can wear the makeup and women's clothing that "reflect who she is," in her driver's license photo. She sued the DMV, stating that they violated her right to appear as she usually does in her photo. She stated, "It was hurtful to be singled out for being transgender and made to feel that somehow I wasn't good enough." After winning the lawsuit, the DMV will now change its policies on trans and gender non-conforming individuals.