Monday, April 27, 2015

This Has To Be One Of The Most Ridiculous Stories I've Ever Read

When Chase Culpepper first tried to get a driver’s license last year, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles employees said the 16-year-old couldn’t wear makeup for the photo.
Culpepper, who currently identifies as female, identified as male at the time and was regularly wearing women’s clothing and makeup. A DMV employee, citing a policy that says people taking license photos can’t “purposefully alter” their appearances to misrepresent their identities, had Culpepper go into the bathroom repeatedly to remove the makeup before posing for a photo.  
Culpepper wanted to retake the license photo, but the DMV refused. So the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a lawsuit in federal court on Culpepper’s behalf, claiming discrimination based on sex stereotypes.
Now, the DMV will change its policy under terms of a settlement reached this week.
Culpepper, who can now retake her photo, said she was “thrilled” with the outcome.
“My clothing and makeup reflect who I am,” she said in a statement. “From day one, all I wanted was to get a driver’s license that looks like me. Now I will be able to do that. It was hurtful to be singled out for being transgender and made to feel that somehow I wasn’t good enough.”
A spokeswoman for the South Carolina DMV said the agency does not comment on litigation.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

"Culpepper, who currently identifies as female"

Well isn't that nice. So for AN OFFICIAL Identification photo, sometimes used for identification in legal matters ....... some male can walk into this DMV dressed like Tyler Perry's Madea, and have his photo taken because, he "currently identifies as female" ..... and this is legit? Sorry, but this is nothing more than Political Correctness run amok!

If the 'SEX' on the card says MALE or FEMALE, COMMON SENSE dictates that the photo needs to represent that LEGAL CATEGORY. AM I WRONG?

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