Georgia State Sued for Banning Vanity Plates Containing the Word “Gay”

The state accepted plates such as “HATERS” and “BLCBUTI”

By on January 22nd, 2013 16:06 GMT

Georgia state commissioner for the Department of Driver Services, Robert G. Mickell, is being sued over outlawing vanity plates containing a specific word.

The complaint was filed by James Cyrus Gilbert, whose 3 options for a plate name were all rejected. He had chosen “4GAYLIB,” “GAYPWR” and “GAYGUY.”

In Georgia, one can represent their religious or political views on the plates, though. Other plates that were approved are “HATERS” and “BLCBUTI,” Inquisitr tells us.

“It’s not like I was asking for something that was vulgar or over the top. Denying someone the right to put gay on their tag, that’s political. If I want I could get a tag that said straight man,” he points out.

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