Monday, March 19, 2012

Indiana cancels three specialty plates, including gay youth group's

Promoting ones sexual preferance on a license plate is truely ridiculous.
INDIANAPOLIS — After 20 state senators complained about a pro-gay rights group’s specialty license plate, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has canceled that plate and two others.

The Indiana Youth Group’s plate is out, officials there said Friday. So is the Indiana 4-H Foundation’s plate and the Greenways Foundation’s plate.

The reason: They violated the contract organizations that offer specialty plates sign with the state by selling low-numbered plates to the highest bidders.

Indiana’s specialty plates program is a fundraising tool for nonprofits. It allows Hoosier motorists to pay $40 for plates — $15 of which goes to the state to cover administrative costs, and an extra $25 of which goes to those organizations.

However, those groups are not allowed to tie fees to the plates that exceed the $40 they pay to the BMV, officials there said Friday.

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