DMV Clerk Writes Letter to 'Evil' Transgender Customer

He used database to track her down after processing name change: Lawyer
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2010 2:44 PM CST
Amber Yust poses for a photo outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Francisco, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – A transgender woman is suing the California DMV after an employee took it upon himself to write her a personal letter telling her she'd go to hell for her "very evil decision," the AP reports. Though the clerk processed Amber Yust's name change from David, he allegedly used a DMV database to find her address: "Although I helped you with the name change, I have to say I do not support the reason for it," he wrote.

"I also do not believe the state's recognition of it—through official documents—makes it legitimate or any less evil." He also allegedly forwarded her address to a ministry that sent Yust literature. "If it was an African-American who went to the DMV and the DMV person sent a letter saying you should be lynched and then sent the address to the KKK, people would be going berserk," said Yust's lawyer.

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