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Andrea Jones is a transwoman from Tennessee who took a letter from the surgeon who performed her orchiectomy to a state DMV office in Morristown in order to have the gender marker on her driver's license changed.  She was denied.

Logically, if the state was not going to consider her legally a woman, then Andrea was legally a man, she reasoned...so when she exited the office into the parking lot, she removed her shirt.

If I was a male, I had the right to, when I stepped out the door, take off my shirt.

--Andrea Jones

She was arrested for indecent exposure.

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Mr. Jones continued to yell that he had the right to show his breasts in public and wanted to be recognized as a female.

--police report

Did nobody actually read the report and notice the inconsistency?

The state claims that only a full sex-change will do...which would presumably require the much more expensive penectomy and vaginoplasty.  An orchiectomy was sufficient for the Social Security office.

Ms. Jones is seeking help from anyone who can offer it.  Her email address is berdache1979@yahoo.com .

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