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SC DMV agrees to policy changes regarding transgender license photos

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Chase Culpepper's driver's license photo. (June 16, 2014/FOX Carolina) Chase Culpepper's driver's license photo. (June 16, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The SC Department of Motor Vehicles has allowed a transgendered teen to retake her driver's license photo wearing make-up and change department policies to ensure transgendered drivers in the state are treated fairly after a settlement was reached in a lawsuit, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The federal lawsuit was filed in September 2014 on behalf of 16-year-old Chase Culpepper, an Anderson teen who was forced by the DMV to remove makeup before being allowed to have a driver's license photo taken in June 2014.

The settlement terms also state that the SC DMV apologize to Culpepper and retrain employees once a new policy is written.

PREVIOUSLY:

Lawsuit filed on behalf of SC teen forced to remove makeup by DMV

SC teen made to remove makeup to get license photo at DMV

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