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Woman sues to use wife’s name on South Carolina driver’s license

Monday, October 27, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A woman who says South Carolina officials refused to let her use her wife's family name on her driver's license has filed a federal lawsuit, another in a string of recent cases challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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Houston mayor: ‘two moms’ caused daughter’s driver’s license woes

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Annise Parker
HOUSTON -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker says her daughter faced difficulty in getting a Texas driver's license because she listed two mothers as her parents on her application.

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Texas woman in same-sex marriage denied driver’s license

Monday, September 22, 2014
Connie Wilson (right) with her spouse Aimee (center) and their son Aidyn.
KATY, Texas -- A Houston-area resident who recently relocated to Texas has been refused a driver’s license because her last name was changed following her same-sex marriage. The Texas Observer reports that Connie Wilson, who married her partner of nine years in California last year, took her wife’s last name, Wilson, which now appears on both her...

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Transgender rights group sues S.C. over teen’s driver’s license photo

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Chase Culpepper
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An organization that supports transgender rights has filed a lawsuit against the state of South Carolina after it refused to issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old gender non-conforming teen unless he took off his makeup. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund filed the lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday on behalf of Chase Culpepper...

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W.Va. DMV tells transgender women they must appear as male in license photos

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Trudy Kitzmiller (left) and Kristen Skinner
Two transgender women in West Virginia say they were harassed and humiliated by Department of Motor Vehicle workers who refused to take their pictures as they appear on a daily basis. In two separate incidents this year, Kristen Skinner, 45, of Ranson, W.Va., and Trudy Kitzmiller, 52, from Mount Storm, W.Va., both claim they were told by DMV workers ...

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S.C. DMV: Gender non-conforming teen can’t take license photo in makeup

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Chase Culpepper
ANDERSON, S.C. -- The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says a gender non-conforming teen who dresses as a girl may not have his driver's license photo retaken wearing makeup. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is requesting that 16-year-old Chase Culpepper be allowed to have a new photo dressed as he normally does.

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Mich. driver’s license officials refuse name changes for married, gay couples

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Jonathan Oosting, APJesse (left) and Derek Melot.
LANSING, Mich. — Don't count on driver's license officials in Michigan accepting name changes for gay people who are married.

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Ga. woman denied driver’s license change because she married another woman

Sunday, September 29, 2013
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A Georgia woman says state officials won't allow her to change her name on her driver's license to reflect her marriage to her wife.

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Idaho transportation dept. relaxes rules for transgender driver’s license changes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender individuals to change the gender designation on their driver's licenses without a note from a surgeon.

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West Virginia refuses drivers license to legally married same-sex spouse

Friday, December 7, 2012
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- It's been a year since Cynthia Landis married her partner, Melissa Landis, in the District of Columbia, and since that time Cynthia's legal last name has been Landis -- in fact, it now says so on her Social Security card, her District of Columbia marriage certificate and her Virginia driver's license.

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