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Transgender teen settles with South Carolina over driver’s license photo

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Chase Culpepper
A transgender South Carolina teenager has settled a lawsuit challenging the state Department of Motor Vehicles' policy governing a person's choice to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. [...]

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Russia does a u-turn, says transgender citizens will not be banned from driving

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Russian officials have given transgender individuals the green light to continue driving after a new road safety decree sparked panic last week that they would be banned from the road. [...]

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Russia lists transgender people among those unfit to drive

Friday, January 9, 2015
New Russian road safety regulations bar transgender and transsexual people and others the government classifies as suffering for sexual and mental "disorders" from driving. [...]

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S.C. says marriage rulings make gay couple’s name change lawsuit moot

Thursday, December 11, 2014
South Carolina officials say a lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles is moot now that gay couples can marry. [...]

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Couple files lawsuit after Florida cancels driver’s licenses over name change

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Scott Wall-DeSousa and Dan Wall-DeSousa
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two Central Florida men whose driver's licenses were cancelled because they changed their names using their out-of-state marriage license, have filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida, seeking to have their legal marriage recognized by the state. [...]

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Married, gay couple told they’ll lose their drivers’ licenses over name change

Friday, November 14, 2014
Daniel (left) and Scott Wall-Desousa
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida couple who used their New York marriage license to change their names on their Florida drivers' licenses have been notified by the state Department of Motor Vehicles warning them that they are both in danger of losing their licenses. [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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