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Man Sues After Ga. Rejects ’GAYGUY’ License Plate

Tuesday Jan 22, 2013

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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  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-01-22 11:24:15

    I think it takes huge balls to even want a plate like that in GA. Maybe he should try for BIGNADS and see what they say.

  • BlondieSL, 2013-01-22 15:44:38

    did anyone else notice that they already have those original tags in their list of a band tags? Seem like these officials have way too much time on their hands to sit down in advance to even come up with those names? It’s offensive because it’s clear that they consider the word Gay as an offensive word. President Obama is correct. It’s time fir people to stop discrimination. .. especially at gov levels.

  • Cristasphoto, 2013-01-23 06:06:21

    I agree he has BIG nads. I was born and raised in Georgia. I was Age 21 and In San Jose California when a car tried to run me off the road. They were shouting Fa

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