Editorial: Bill brings fairness to specialty plates


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Indiana has a wide array of specialty license plates. In fact, there are so many different ones that at times it seems like the standard plate is in the minority.

The special plates represent an equally broad spectrum of activities and causes, including environmental protection, state history, the arts, and Hoosier colleges and universities, to name just a few.

But the one issued to a gay youth advocacy group raised concerns by conservatives who sought to revoke the group’s plate. Legislators introduced a bill a year ago that would have set rules that excluded the group and others from participating in the state program. That bill did not survive the session.

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