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Posted: 7/28/2005 4:59:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2005 5:13:53 PM EDT by kolohejr]

SALT LAKE CITY - The state of Utah can’t block a woman from using her license plate to tell the world “GAYSROK,” a judge has ruled.

The state has no good reason to prevent Elizabeth Solomon from having that plate — which can be read “Gays are OK” or “Gays Rock” — or another one saying “GAYRYTS,” according to Jane Phan, an administrative law judge with the Utah State Tax Commission.

“The narrow issue before us is whether a reasonable person would believe the terms ‘gays are OK’ and ‘gay rights’ are, themselves, offensive to good taste and decency. It is the conclusion of the commission that a reasonable person would not,” Phan wrote.

The state can appeal the July 19 decision.

“We’re discussing it, and we have 30 days to do that,” Barry Conover, deputy director of the commission, which oversees Utah’s Department of Motor Vehicles, said Wednesday.

“It kind of opens up the door for all types of people who want to make a license plate a public forum, for every initiative,” he said.

Dani Eyer, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, which represented Solomon, countered: “The government can’t pick and choose what subjects it likes and does not like.”

Solomon, of Park City, on Wednesday said she considered the judge’s decision as a victory for her daughter, who is gay, and for two gay male friends.

© 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leviticus 20:13 says, "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them."

Link Posted: 7/28/2005 5:08:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kolohejr:

I"m Gonna get GAYSUK. Thats a sickass pun.

KEEP THAT CRAP TO YOURSELF. And to think our kids can't say the Pledge of Allegiance.

With those plates you should park at Blacks Beach Honolulu
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 5:17:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2005 5:17:42 PM EDT
Okaay. But would they mess with a PRORKBA or a GUNRHTS bumper sticker?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:45:10 PM EDT
Or for that matter GUNSROK (Guns are okay or guns Rock - either way you wanna look at it... works 4 me ;) Would probably piss off the anti's
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:51:03 PM EDT
Hmmm, that gives me an idea for my new Michigan plate when my Ohio plate expires next July.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:20:12 PM EDT
DO IT! Because what's good for us gays (rights) is good for the gun rights community TOO!
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:23:47 PM EDT
Who gives a rats ass what people put on their license plates?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:28:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ThunderStick:
Who gives a rats ass what people put on their license plates?

No shit.. I doubt anyone is going to "catch the gay" from seeing a freaking license plate.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:29:27 PM EDT
There are no rainbows in hell.

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:31:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kacer:
DO IT! Because what's good for us gays (rights) is good for the gun rights community TOO!

How do you figure?

Gays are the most liberal group in AMerica and have done more damage to this country than any group other then the woman's movement.

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:31:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
There are no rainbows in hell.


I wouldn't know I haven't been there.
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