April 22, 2015 - TLDEF is thrilled to announce a settlement in a historicfederal lawsuitagainst the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of Chase Culpepper. The settlement is featured inLos Angeles Times.
Chase is a transgender girl who was targeted for discrimination in March 2014 when she attempted to get her first driver’s license. She was told by DMV employees that she could not take her photo unless she removed the makeup that she wears on a regular basis. They told her that she needed to “look male” in her license photo and refused to provide her with her driver’s license if she did not remove the makeup she was wearing.