Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Not an Acceptable License Plate?

Apparently, IM GAY does not cut it on Oklahoma's highways. Lawsuit follows:

The Oklahoma Tax Commission, the organization that reviews and approves applications for personalized license plates in the Sooner State, has reportedly allowed the following to appear on the state’s plates: STR8FAN and STR8SXI.

But the Tax Commission has denied a college student’s request to put IM GAY on his license plate. The student, Keith Kimmel, 28, of Norman, has sued, arguing that the decision violates his First Amendment rights. Click here for the story, from the Oklahoman.

The backstory: The Oklahoma Tax Commission turned Kimmel down due to an internal rule against special license tags that “may be offensive to the general public.”

Via WSJ Law Blog

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto

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