A 16 year old in South Carolina is suing the Department of Motor Vehicles (with the backing of a Gay Activist group, natch) because they wouldn’t take his driver’s license photo in full drag.
Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly wears makeup and either androgynous or women’s clothing. The teen does not identify with gender-specific pronouns. Culpepper told reporters Tuesday that being ordered by officials to remove what they called a disguise was humiliating.
The lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday says the DMV violated the teen’s rights.
“I was asked to act normal It hurt my feelings. I’m suing.”