PFLAG license plates voted down
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 13 2003 11:00 PM ET
Members of a Louisiana house committee said the state already has too many specialty automobile license plates as they voted down a bill to provide a plate commemorating Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Melinda Schwegmann (D-New Orleans), would have assessed a special $25 annual fee on top of the normal vehicle registration fee. The proceeds from the added fee would have gone for scholarships, educational programs, and advocacy.
Rep. Jim Tucker (R-Algiers) was among the opponents. Tucker said the ever-growing number of specialty plates can cause headaches for law enforcement. Problems are cropping up with repetition of numbers on various plates, he said. "I think we need to go back and look at some of the ones we have already approved," Tucker added. The Reverend Grant Storms, spokesman for Christians Conservatives for Reform, asked the panel to reject the bill as being part of the "homosexual agenda."
- Film God Loves Uganda Makes Oscar Doc Shortlist 18 min 53 sec ago
- Television WATCH: Jared Leto on Avoiding Trans Character 'Cliché' 24 min 25 sec ago
- Here To Inspire WATCH: Hot Naked Gay Men Jello Wrestling in Sexy, NSFW HIV Testing Ad 31 min 37 sec ago
- Film How Liz Taylor Tricked Reagan Into Talking About AIDS 47 min 31 sec ago
- Marriage Equality Utah's Marriage Ban Faces Court Challenge Today 1 hour 6 min ago
- Travel Discovering the Other Baja: La Paz 1 hour 45 min ago
- Politics Dick Cheney 'Suprised' By Mary's 'Attack' Following Sister Liz's Insult to Mary's Marriage 1 hour 53 min ago