The license plate advertises and helps fund a homosexual, bi-sexual, transgender teen recruitment and support center called the Indy Youth Group. $25 of every plate sold goes to the Indy Youth Group.
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles approved the specialty plate after previously expressing concerns about the organization’s statewide service. Last year, the ACLU of Indiana sued the BMV over the rejection, but they lost their lawsuit.
This is why news of the BMV approval of the controversial plate surprised many.
Micah Clark, Executive Director of the American Family Association of Indiana noted that other plate interests rejected by the BMV have often taken their case to the legislature. Such was the case with Indiana’s National Motto “In God We Trust Plate” license plate which now appears on more then 2 million Hoosier automobiles. For some reason the homosexual group went back to the agency again and received approval from the BMV. It is doubtful that the legislature would have approved a plate for a controversial group like the Indy Youth Group.
“You have to question what the BMV was thinking when they approved a license plate for a group which recruits teens into the homosexual lifestyle. Since health risks do not seem to matter, what is to prevent a cigar club from now getting a license plate from the BMV?”
“State agencies should be neutral in the politically charged culture war especially the promotion of homosexuality among minors. It is very disappointing that Indiana is the first state in the nation to have a license plate celebrating youth involved in homosexual behaviors,” said Clark.