Baton Rouge Trans woman denied a license for looking too much like a woman

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“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.

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“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.”

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2 Responses to Baton Rouge Trans woman denied a license for looking too much like a woman

  1. andrea elliott-denham September 9, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    What planet are these people seems they bend the rules to suit themselves xxx

  2. Ace September 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    This shouldn’t be a rule for your driver’s license! They should accept someone for their gender identity not for what gender they were born with!