“It’s such discrimination that you just feel powerless,” Alexandra Glover said. It happened when she visited the motor vehicles office to renew her driver licence. Although her previous ID photos are obviously female this time the clerk denied her citing the manual.
“Our employees cannot take a photograph of someone who is portraying themselves to be somebody they are not,” said Stephen Campbell, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for Louisiana.
When pressed on the parameters the clerks follow when deciding gender presentation Campbell said that besides the fact that she was wearing a dress at the time the decision by the clerk was “totally subjective.”