LGBT advocacy group hopes to bring ‘equality’ license plates to Va.


RICHMOND, Va. — A statewide LGBT advocacy group is working to being an “equality” license plate to Virginia in support of LGBT rights.

Equality Virginia hopes to meet the requirement of obtaining 450 Virginians to pre-register for the specialty plate before it goes to the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly for approval.

“The Division of Motor Vehicles requires prepayment from 450 applicants, a legislative sponsor and approval from the General Assembly,” according to Equality Virginia. “Once the governor signs off on the license plates bill, plates can go into production.”

The plates will cost $25 for non-personalized, and $35 for personalized.

After the first 1,000 sales, $15 from every plate will benefit Equality Virginia’s efforts to advance LGBT rights in the state.

The group said it has already reached half its pre-registration goal. Virginians can pre-register for the license plate here.

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