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GA man wins right to gay rights license plate

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It was a battle, but a Georgia man will now be allowed to order a license plate displaying his sexual orientation.

Cyrus Gilbert wanted to order "4GAYLIB", "GAYGUY", and "GAYPWER" license plates but was confused when they were all denied.

Gilbert sued the state after officials denied his three requests. He said the rules violated his 1st Amendment right to free speech.

In settling the suit, the state redefined how it approves vanity plates and will allow Gilbert his choice.

"It's all about progress….It's just another step forward," he says.

He has decided to get a tag that says "GAYPWER".

Georgia still bans some topics on vanity plates, including references to sex, drugs, and guns.

ALSO: Georgia bans license plates with guns, sex, hate.

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