(GREENVILLEONLINE) — ANDERSON, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says a boy who dresses as a girl may not have his driver's license photo retaken wearing makeup.
A New York group known as the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund wrote the DMV last week requesting that 16-year-old Chase Culpepper be allowed to have a new photo dressed as he normally does.
The organization said the youth regularly wears makeup and androgynous or girls' clothing.
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In March, Culpepper was told at the DMV office in Anderson he could not have his photo taken with women's makeup and the defense fund says that violates his free speech rights.