LGBT-Themed License Plates Could Hit The Streets Of California

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — LA drivers could soon be showing off their pride on their license plates.

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) introduced a bill Friday that would create the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender specialty license plate for California. If the bill passes into law, California would be the fourth state in the nation to offer such a license plate, after South Carolina, Indiana and Maryland.

California currently has 13 specialty plates available from the DMV. Funds from the sale of the plate will go toward anti-bullying programs at the California Department of Education.

“LGBT youth are at an increased risk for bullying, which can have devastating effects on their health, even leading to suicide,” Hayashi said in a statement. “By purchasing this plate, the public can put a stop to bullying and help make a difference for our kids.”

AB 1539 is the first bill Hayashi has introduced since she was charged with felony grand theft after being caught on surveillance video shoplifting $2,445 worth of merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco. She pleaded no contest to reduced charges and was sentenced to pay a $180 fine, serve three years of probation and told to stay more than 50 feet away from the store.

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  1. The Big Logic says:

    And the metastatic insanity continues. Anomalosexuals will be more easily targeted by this, and how dumb would one of these creatures have to be, to publicly display their aberrance

  2. Lame says:

    “AB 1539 is the first bill Hayashi has introduced since she was charged with felony grand theft after being caught on surveillance video shoplifting $2,445 worth of merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco.”

    Oh that just screams “good judgment”…and now we’re supposed to taker her seriously? Yeah right!

  3. STOP says:

    Why is sexual orientation sooooo freakin important for these people to flaunt? How’s about a plate just for straight people then? Oh, that would hurt their feelings huh…..Because straight people are bad right?

    Keep your filthy bedroom habits to your self and I’ll keep mine to my self, OK?

    1. lee says:

      Amen. Were there to be “straight only” plates, you better believe that there would be a lawsuit filed to stop the issuance of “straight only” plates.

  4. eddy says:

    what’s the plate going to look like? Perhaps an upsidedown purple triangle, or a rainbow of some sort, for the enviormental aspect. And it can read “LEZ B NS.

  5. maria says:

    what was the point of adding the “Grand Theft” part into this news article when it does not apply ?

    you fail to see the point that the in the purchase of these particular plates, the proceeds will benefit anti-bullying programs for LGBT teens. quit taking things and making them negative.

  6. "normal Jim" with respect for humans says:

    So what if they want their “own” plate. I am a straight 31 year old married “normal” guy with kids. It doesn’t hurt me or my family. Does it hurt any of you “normal” people who are complaining and throwing out insults?
    The biggest problem in our world right now is people like to try to tell others what to do just because they don’t like it.
    Get off your GOP high horses and live with the rest of us. People are people and like to show their individual personalities not “flaunt it”. Let’s face it when your a bigot your a bigot if you are not a bigot you probably wouldn’t care like me.

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