A transgender woman in San Francisco has received a hate-filled letter from a Department of Motor Vehicles clerk telling her that she was an abomination and that “all gay people should be put to death.”
The San Francisco Transgender Law Center claims that Amber Yust went to a San Francisco DMV office to change her name on her driver’s license. Everything went smoothly, until a week later when she received a personal letter at home from the DMV employee telling her she is going to hell.
With her court ordered name change and all of the DMV paperwork in hand, Amber was able to get a new driver’s license in her new name. But her experience with the DMV did not end there.
Unbelievably, on Monday, Amber received a letter from the person who had processed her name change at the DMV.
In the letter, which had been mailed to her at home, the DMV employee quoted from the Bible and stated that Amber had made a “very evil decision.” The strongly-worded letter told Amber that she was “an abomination” and said that homosexuals “should be put to death.”
“I was shocked to receive this letter from the person who processed my paperwork at the DMV,” said Yust.
“I would never have expected that a DMV employee could use information from my name change application to reach out and personally attack me. This has been a traumatic experience for me and I want to ensure that nothing like this happens to anyone else.”
The DMV is now investigating the allegation.
An agency spokesperson said in a statement, “This is a personnel disciplinary matter which the department does not discuss, but the DMV does not condone or tolerate the access or use of personal information for non work-related purposes.”