Here at Escort Ireland, we have always been a big supporter of the rights of the transgender community. This is why we found this particular story coming from America very interesting indeed.
16-year-old Chase Culpepper went to pick up his driving license from the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) recently. However, the South Carolina resident was in for a bit of a shock.
Before he had his photo taken, he was asked by staff to remove his make-up because it could be considered a disguise.
The youngster considers himself ‘gender non-conforming’, and obviously didn’t take too well to what occurred.
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education fund is now filing a lawsuit on behalf of Chase.
The case argues that denying Chase the freedom to wear his everyday makeup in his licence photo is actually sex discrimination and indeed violates his right to free speech and expression under the United States Constitution.
Rather amusingly Culpepper says that him not having make up on is more of a misrepresentation of himself than actually wearing it.
I have no idea how this will end up. You can imagine criminals dressing up as women in all documentation so to throw the authorities off then scent. In that scenario, wearing make up in such a manner is obviously troublesome Then again, doesn’t everyone have the right to be who they want to be?
Society is becoming more accepting of transgender people. We have seen the TS escorts in Dublin becoming more and more popular as the years roll on. However, things like this are actually a legal, and not a moral question. I am not going to jump to the standpoint of the most liberal position I can find just to sound ‘cool’, as I realise there will be conflicting viewpoints, and both positions sound valid.
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