Trudy Kitzmiller & Kristen Skinner are men who identify as women. They recently attempted to have their driver’s license photographs taken at the west Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, but were told they could not get their photographs taken while “dressed as women.”
“Dressed as a woman” is a meaningless statement in that one only understands what being “dressed as a woman” means by understanding sex stereotypes. We support the right of men to be photographed “dressed as women.”
Interestingly, the Transgender Legal Defense Fund – which represents the duo – believes that calling men who identify as women “men” is defamation. As truth is an absolute defense to defamation, one can conclude that the TLDEF believes that calling a male person a man is false if the man says he is a woman.