San Diego Assemblymember Toni Atkins authored the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 877), which is sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center, and introduced it to the State Assembly, which voted to pass the bill on Monday. The bill had bipartisan support.
A transgender woman has filed a claim for damages with a state agency against the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in San Francisco after she says a DMV employee sent her a letter at home warning her she would "go to hell." The woman's complaint includes the claim that the employee did a similar thing in 2009 and should have been fired after that incident. The woman will seek damages for emotional distress and will ask the court to require the DMV to follow California's privacy laws.