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Thursday, June 19, 2014

More Transgender Madness

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported today on a South Carolina teenage boy, Chase Culpepper, who was distraught and angry at the fact that the DMV in the Palmetto State forced him to remove his make-up for his drivers license photo. A reporter noted that the DMV "does not allow anyone to wear a disguise in photos." The 16 year-old Culpepper insisted that he was not in disguise, but rather dressed as who he is.

Fox Carolina reported that Culpepper "said he was only dressed the way he does every day to school and to his job at McDonald's. He doesn't think he violated any rules and now he wants the DMV to let him re-take his license picture, wearing makeup." South Carolina DMV spokesperson Beth Parks said that since Culpepper's license records that he is a male and thus "he needs to look like a male."

Of course, Culpepper went to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund for help. On June 9 the group contacted the DMV and, of course, declared that Culpepper's rights had been violated.

Culpepper's mom (surprise! no mention of dad) backs him all the way. "My government was telling my son, 'You must conform to our ideals of what a man should look like.' ... I'm very proud of him," she said. Yes, we're all so proud of young Chase. It takes so much courage for a young man to put on a dress and head down to the DMV these days.

Ms. Culpepper, and millions of Americans like her, is lost in her own big government hypocrisy. She laments the fact that the government won't photo her boy adorned as a girl, but she will surely celebrate as soon as the very same government forces us all to accommodate her young pervert.

You know where liberals will ultimately take this. Which state will be first to pass a law that says teenagers can be photographed for their driver's license in whatever way they "choose to identify?" Of course, as with so many things liberal, this opens the door for so much madness. Remember, rushing to conform to the perverse liberal notions of gender, Facebook introduced 51 gender identity options.

So when liberals pass such a law as mentioned above, what happens when someone is "bigender" (identifies as a man and a woman), or "gender fluid" (where gender identity and presentation are not confined to only one gender category)? What if a savvy and "gender devious" (When will Facebook add that one?) criminal, in order to conceal their identity, decides to cross-dress for his/her DMV photo?

Sadly, these are the sorts of questions with which a culture infected with liberalism must deal.

Copyright 2014, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
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