Calif DMV Investigates Hate Letter
BY Advocate.com Editors
December 12 2010 2:00 PM ET
The California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended one of its employees and is looking for more answers after the clerk sent a scornful letter to the home of a transgender woman seeking to change her driver's license.
The DMV put the clerk on an administrative leave in October, but the department is now conducting a full investigation, according to KABC News.
Amber Yust, 23, said she received the letter less than a week after going to the DMV in October to changer her license. Her claim is the first step toward suing the DMV for privacy invasion and violating her civil rights, according to the Associated Press.
The letter Yust received said she was an "abomination," that she made a "very evil decision," and that she was going to go to hell.
Earlier this week Yust filed a lawsuit against the worker and the DMV, seeking at least $25,000 in damages.
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