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Indiana Unveils Its First License Plate For Gay Youths

| January 18, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s first specialty license plate that benefits gay causes is now available for purchase. Bureau of Motor Vehicles spokesman Graig Lubsen said the Indiana Youth Group plate has been available since Dec. 28. The plate bears a logo with hands in rainbow colors reaching up.

An undated photo provided by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles shows Indiana's first specialty license plate that benefits gay causes. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the Indiana Youth Group plate has been available since Dec. 28. Youth Group Director Mary Byrne tells The Indianapolis Star that Indiana is the second state in the nation with a specialty plate benefiting gay youths. (AP Photo/Ind. Bureau of Motor Vehicles via The Indianapolis Star) / AP

Some $25 from sales of each $40 plate goes to the group serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. The Indianapolis-based organization operates an activity center, helps develop Gay Straight Alliances in high schools and assists communities in forming youth services. The group serves about 1,400 youths and young adults ages 12 to 21, The Indianapolis Star reports in a Wednesday story.

“All the money will go directly for services to these young people,” Youth Group Director Mary Byrne said. She said Indiana is the second state in the nation with a specialty plate benefiting gay youths. Maryland was the first, she said.

“It’s an incredible way for people to support IYG; for people, especially youth, to know about IYG; and for people to show their pride in who they are,” Byrne said.

The Youth Group sued the state in 2010 after the BMV turned down its request for a specialty plate in 2008 and 2009. The Youth Group alleged the BMV used arbitrary and unconstitutional standards in deciding whether to approve plates for nonprofit groups. Lubsen said the Youth Group was rejected because of concerns that it did not have statewide impact and did not ensure that funds from plate sales would not be used for salaries.

Both sides later reached an agreement and the lawsuit was dismissed. The Youth Group then applied again and the plate was approved. The Youth Group is one of 10 organizations approved for specialty plates for 2012, bringing the total number of Indiana specialty plates to 104, Lubsen said.

More than 420,000 specialty plates were sold last year, generating more than $11 million for the sponsoring organizations, he said. source – Courier Journal

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  1. They should make one for Pennsylvania ‘Penn’ State

  2. D. Digger says:

    Should we demand that there be a “Ordinance of the Amorites” license plate?

    How do Christians boycott this? …..boycott the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles? ….. boycott the Governor? …. refuse to drive? ….. melt our own license plate? …..refuse to renew our own auto registration? …. refuse to obtain auto insurance?

  3. Julie says:

    Funny things I say.. the rainbow is belonging to God which He promised Noah and his generations No more Flood allover the world. Every time, we see rainbow in the sky which means God keep his promise. However, Satan stole his raibow to donate it to HOMOSEXUAL for their logo. Again, we should send our complain to State Department of Transportation . We can request them to add rainbowin the sky in plate liscense. huh? or put Calavry cross on plate lisence? Praise God every minutes

  4. Bill says:

    this license plate is freaking disgusting and perverted, the assholes in government should be fired for this perversion. god is going to destroy our nation because of our polluted and filthy minded leaders.

  5. fltmike says:

    WHY DO THEY CALL IT A YOUTH GROUP?

  6. DJ Smith says:

    The “Indiana Youth Group” plate could be missleading. One might get the impression that the proceeds goes to all yought groups. But that would be wrong. Only gay youghts would benifit. If the plates are for gay youghts. why don’t you put on the plates “Indiana Gay Yought Group” so people will really know what they are supporting?

  7. To me it looks like rainbow hands reaching up from Hell – poor ill informed people.

  8. david addy says:

    I agree with #6 DJ Smith that the logo should include the word “gay”. This logo is very misleading. Also, the word “gay” does not denote the characteristics that the homosexual community convey. “Gay” is a happy go lucky person who is cheerful and joyful. The homosexual is involved in a death culture that is anywhere but “gay”. Jesus, who is the Christ can alleviate the wages of this sin. Jesus loves us all but only those that repent of their sins can find His peace that passes all understanding. Everyone please pray for these youth and the nation.

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