An Oklahoma man wanted to show his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community with a vanity license plate, but the state deemed the plate offensive and rejected it.
The Oklahoma Tax commission denied John Keefe's request for a license plate with 'LGBTALY' stamped on it, citing that the license plate was sexual in nature. Keefe, who is straight and married with several kids, wanted to support a group he feels his home state unfairly targets for discrimination.
"I thought that was a load of crap. I thought that was very uneducated, very bigoted, very discriminatory against a population that has long faced an unfair, unethical discrimination," John Keefe told 9News.
Keefe hired a lawyer to argue his case to the state. He believes his freedom of speech is being impinged upon. The Tax commission says they reject license plates if a reasonable person could find them sexual or offensive in nature, but they are open to a hearing with Keefe to discuss the decision.