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Atlanta man sues after Georgia rejects ‘GAYGUY’ license plate

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services, contending that his rights were violated when the state rejected his application for vanity plates making reference to his sexual orientation.

James Cyrus Gilbert maintains in the lawsuit that state officials rejected his application for the tags 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR and GAYGUY.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that all three vanity plates are on the list of vanity plates banned by the state, although the state has approved plates expressing some political or religious expressions.

Gilbert said he wasn’t asking for a plate that was vulgar or “over the top.”

Representatives of the state Attorney General’s office, Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Department of Revenue, the agency that administers vanity plates, declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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14 more reader comments:

  1. That’s complete and utter bullshit. Full stop. >:-[

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:37am
  2. Im sorry but a license plate like that just seems cheap and tasteless but there are so many like that

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:47am
  3. this is how GLTB will ever get full rights and marriage is to sue each state by state to demand our rights!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:49am
  4. But all the bible verse ref and anti-choice ones are ok I guess

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:49am
  5. I don’t like personalized license plates, especially when they can breed potential dangerous situations.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:52am
  6. @ Aaron…but itz ok to have racist license plates, confedarate flag license plates and asshole ones against the president….really!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:53am
  7. Freedom of Speech does not apply South of the District of Columbia unless of course it’s Racist, Fetal Obsessed or Homophobic, everybody knows that!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:54am
  8. So sick of this!! Let the man put whatever he wants on his plate!! It’s his car not yours!!!!!! I can’t wait for the day we don’t have to go thru this.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:57am
  9. Well here in WV I tried getting QUEEN B for my plate an the capital sent me a letter and I quote “we will not condone subliminal messages on our WV roads” wow.

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:17am
  10. Sorry but that is the SOUTH, they will be punished some day

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:35am
  11. That he would have been driving around Georgia and maybe other Southern states with a license plate saying that? Now, that is a man with some major BALLS!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 9:46am
  12. What’s wrong with “GAYGUY”????
    Absolutely nothing.
    I would laugh my ass off if I saw that!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:24am
  13. I would much rather see his plate than one I keep seeing in my area. Gods-car

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:08am
  14. Hope he wins!!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6:19pm