State: No “Gay” license plates

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 (http://bit.ly/Wj786k
) 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.