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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" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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