It looks like the two coasts are getting behind the ball when it comes to showing your support for the LGBT community with your car. Maryland was the first state to have an LGBT license plate; Indiana was second. South Carolina is looking to be the third.
I find it rather odd that the states that offer marriage equality do not have specialty license plates for the LGBT community. In fact, all three of these states have amendments banning marriage equality and do not even offer partnerships.
I just hope these plates will help the citizens of these states to get on board with marriage equality and LGBT rights.
Christine Johnson, executive director of South Carolina Equality (SC Equality) said, “2012 represents our 10th Anniversary of providing LGBT advocacy in the Palmetto State, and we can think of no better way to kick off our year of celebration! We begin the New Year feeling grateful and fortunate that South Carolina license plate policy allows a broad expression of diverse opinion and organizational support. We have collaborated with the DMV to create a license plate we hope will appeal not just members of the LGBT community, but their families, friends and allies.”