Indiana Gets Its Gay License Plate

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on January 17 2012 8:00 PM ET

Following a lawsuit from a gay advocacy group, Indiana will be the second state in the nation to offer license plates promoting LGBT causes.

The plates bear the logo of Indiana Youth Group, an organization promoting LGBT tolerance in schools — drivers can pay $40 for the specialty plates, with $25 going to the gay organization.

The Indiana Youth Group sued the state after the Department of Motor Vehicles twice turned down the request for the plates, with the DMV claiming that the money for the plates would go to salaries instead of programs with a statewide impact. Though the Indiana Youth Group's lawsuit was dismissed, it was later able to prove the value of its services to the DMV.  Read more here. Maryland began offering a gay youth-supportive license plate a few years ago.