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    South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    (CNN) -- A transgender rights advocacy group says the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles restricted a teen's free speech rights by asking him to remove his makeup for a driver's license photo.
    Sixteen-year-old Chase Culpepper went to take his driver's test in Anderson in March.
    Chase considers himself "gender non-conforming," he told CNN affiliate WYFF. He regularly wears makeup and girl's clothes.
    After passing his driver's test, Chase went to take his photo for his license. But an employee at the office asked him to remove his makeup.
    The employee told Chase he couldn't wear "a disguise" and didn't look "like a boy should," the teen told the affiliate


    CNN reached out to the state DMV and was told it had a policy specifying the requirements for the photograph.
    "At no time will an applicant be photographed when it appears that he or she is purposely altering his or her appearance so that the photo would misrepresent his or her identity," the policy says.
    "That's been the policy since August of 2009," spokeswoman Beth Park said.
    "Stage makeup is not acceptable because it can be used to alter appearance. Regular everyday makeup is accepted because it's used to highlight or hide blemishes," she said.
    The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund is now asking that the DMV allow Chase to retake his photo.
    "His freedom to express his gender should not be restricted by the DMV staff," the fund's executive director, Michael Silverman, said.
    "He is entitled to be who he is and to express that without interference from government actors."
    From the Redskins ruling to this... And now we have the other end of the spectrum of political correctness. I get the disguise idea. But clearly this isn't about disguise per se. The DMV is just wrong on this.

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/vi...-dmv.wyff.html

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Doesn't seem unreasonable at all. Same reason they usually don't allow hats and sunglasses.

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Doesn't seem unreasonable at all. Same reason they usually don't allow hats and sunglasses.
    Gee and it happened in South Carolina? Imagine that?

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Gee and it happened in South Carolina? Imagine that?
    I'm pretty sure that most states require a picture on their drivers license and that costumes or costume type stuff is universally prohibited.

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm pretty sure that most states require a picture on their drivers license and that costumes or costume type stuff is universally prohibited.
    Makeup is a costume now?
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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm pretty sure that most states require a picture on their drivers license and that costumes or costume type stuff is universally prohibited.
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on. The kid is transgender and someone got their ass in the air because they were uncomfortable.

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Makeup is a costume now?
    If he had something simple maybe not but if he was dressed as a female then yes.

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    I'm sure glad that is a guy, because my first thought was: "That's a man, baby".

    It's not like he's wearing makeup like Mimi from Drew Carey or the Insane Clown Posse. They are just harassing him/her/it.

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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I'm sure glad that is a guy, because my first thought was: "That's a man, baby".

    It's not like he's wearing makeup like Mimi from Drew Carey or the Insane Clown Posse. They are just harassing him/her/it.
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    Re: South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    It? As in Cousin It?
    I didn't watch closely so I don't know which pronoun reference they have chosen, but if he/she/it is your cousin perhaps you can enlighten us.

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