"Gays are OK" is OK


Elizabeth Solomon had to go to court to win the right to express herself on a vanity license plate. Apparently, the state of Utah takes exception to the notion that "GAYSROK," and even to the concept of "GAYRYTS." Judge Jane Phan disagrees:

"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.

But the story isn't over, as Utah is considering an appeal. A public servant at the Utah DMV explains why:

"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.

I'm sure Rick Santorum would agree that once the courts approve of GAYRYTS, it won't be long before license plates start promoting BSTLITY and PLYGAMY.

Story here; link via Lindsay Beyerstein.