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Ind. Unveils Its 1st License Plate for Gay Youth

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s first specialty license plate that benefits gay causes is now available for purchase.

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles unveiled the Indiana Youth Group plate Tuesday. The plate bears a logo with hands in rainbow colors reaching up out of a circle.

Some $25 from sales of each $40 plate goes to the Youth Group, which serves lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people across Indiana.

Youth Group Director Mary Byrne tells The Indianapolis Star that Indiana is the second state in the nation with a specialty plate benefiting gay youths. She says Maryland was the first.

The Youth Group sued the state in 2010 after the BMV twice turned down its request for a specialty plate.  Both sides later reached an agreement and the plate was approved.

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