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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:16 PM
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Trans Woman Wants Ruling After Topless DMV Fiasco (interesting story...)
Trans Woman Wants Ruling After Topless DMV Fiasco

A transgender woman in Tennessee is asking the state to make a consistent ruling about her gender after a government office labeled her a male but police arrested her on a female-specific charge.

Andrea Jones of Morristown, Tenn., who had gender reassignment surgery and has been recognized as a woman by the Social Security office, decided to make a statement after her local Tennessee Department of Safety office refused to let her change the gender on her drivers license from male to female.

She walked out to the parking lot and removed her shirt, which she reasoned would be acceptable if the state recognized her as male.

Instead she was arrested for indecent exposure.

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/11/15/Tran... /

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Can't wait to see how this plays out. You can't have it both ways, Tennessee.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:19 PM
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1. " You can't have it both ways, Tennessee."
Try and tell that to Tennessee.

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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:21 PM
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2. ...another interesting question is why would it be indecent for a woman to remove her shirt...
...but not a man?

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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:23 PM
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4. Breasts are offensive...
Didn't you hear?

Apparently it's linked to the women's sex organs or something like that.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 04:00 PM
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7. Yes, and should never be exposed to infants.
;-)
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:22 PM
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3. Wow, gutsy and brave.
Good for her, standing up to them like that.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:25 PM
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5. Recommend
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 03:54 PM
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6. Two trans women in Milwaukee were topless at the beach...
Lifeguards called the cops...cops checked ID's they still had M on the driver's license...they could not ticket the girls...but asked them politely to put their tops back on.

The girls did so...but it made the paper...
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 04:28 PM
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8. What a courageous statement. I hope she prevails.
My biggest pet peeves are anomalies or contradictions in a system that is supposed to be clearly defined.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-15-11 06:51 PM
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9. Awesome!
Best wishes for a positive outcome. And for many regressive heads to explode.
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