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Friday, December 10, 2010

Transgender Woman Amber Yust Files Claim Against DMV Over Bible-Thumping Letter

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 8:05 AM

click to enlarge Amber Yust says she caught hell from the DMV...
  • Amber Yust says she caught hell from the DMV...

SF Weekly readers may recall a charming story about a transgender woman getting a drivers license with her new female name at the San Francisco DMV -- and also getting a most unwelcome letter, purportedly from a DMV employee, telling her she was goin' to hell.

Funny thing about signing your name to a harassing letter -- you can get sued. And that's just what may happene. Amber Yust, the 23-year-old transgender woman in question, has taken the first step toward suing the DMV.

Yust's lawyer Christopher Dolan has filed a complaint with the California Victim Compensation And Government Claims Board, a necessary step towards filing a lawsuit.

Among the pearls of wisdom in the letter at question: "The homosexual act is an abomination that leads to hell."

Or the DMV.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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