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Teen angry after Department of Motor Vehicles refused to take photo with makeup on face (video)

By Mason White 1:52 PM June 18, 2014
Chase Culpepper 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A teen of South Carolina, is angry after he was told by the Department of Motor Vehicles to remove his makeup from his face before taking a photo for his driver’s license.

16-year-old Chase Culpepper of Anderson, was informed by officials that he could not misrepresent his identity despite claiming that he always wears makeup to work and school.

Now, he is demanding to retake the photo with his makeup. “That’s how I look every day,” Culpepper said.

“If a police officer wanted to recognize me, then I should look the same as my photo on the driver’s license,” he added. Culpepper received his license, but he felt mistreated by the DMV officials.

A spokesperson for The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, said that the teen’s rights have been violated. DMV officials said that they will not back down, and they will not allow the teen to misrepresent his identity.var p = new anv_pl_def(); p.config = {}; p.config.width = 610; p.config.height = 360; p.loadVideoExpressV3(‘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|1000011|SPS’);