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DMV asks SC teen boy to remove makeup for driver's license photo

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Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture. Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture.
ANDERSON, S.C. - An transgender group is calling on the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to allow a “gender non-conforming,” teenager to retake his driver’s license picture.

Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture at a DMV office in Anderson March 3. Culpepper wears both makeup and girls’ clothing regularly.

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has sent a letter to the DMV, asking it allow Culpepper to retake his picture.

The SC DMV released a statement, saying it is against policy for anyone to “alter their identity to disguise themselves.” It said it “enforces it [the policy] with anyone who is in violation….”

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