SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A transgender woman says a California Department of Motor Vehicles clerk used a state database to mail her a personal letter at home condemning her sex change.
San Francisco resident Amber Yust says she received the letter four days after she went to apply for a new driver’s license in October. The letter called her gender change “a very evil decision” and identifies the writer as the person who processed Yust’s application.READ MORE: Berkeley Police Arrest Convicted Sex Offender For Allegedly Accosting Teens, Claiming To Be Police Officer
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Yust has taken the first step toward suing the DMV for invading her privacy and violating her civil rights. She filed a claim Wednesday seeking damages.
DMV spokesman Mike Marando declined comment on the incident because it involves pending litigation. But Marando says employees are prohibited from contacting customers about non-business matters.MORE NEWS: Scott Peterson Resentenced To Life Without Parole; Laci's Mom: 'You Will Always Be Their Murderer'
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