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Sun February 14, 2010

Car Tag Fuss

Oklahoma City, OK – Norman, Okla., man sues to get 'IM GAY' car tag

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Norman resident has sued to get a proclamation of his sexual preference on the Oklahoma license tag he displays on the back of his car.

But state officials have declined to provide 28-year-old Keith Kimmel with a vanity tag that says IM GAY, and now he's suing to get it.

The Oklahoma Tax Commission turned Kimmel down last year because of an internal rule against special license tags that "may be offensive to the general public."

The political science-pre-law student at Oklahoma City Community College filed suit Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court. His suit asks District Judge Noma Gurich to order tax officials to grant his application for the IM GAY tag.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com