A San Francisco man is fighting back after the DMV rejected his application for a vanity license plate reading LTHR DDY, shorthand for “leather daddy,” reports Alicia Luce at abc7news.com.
Robert Haynes applied for the plate for his motorcycle in December. He received a letter stating his application was being processed. But one month later, Haynes received another letter denying his plate and refunding his $50 application fee.
The letter stated the application was denied because, “The configuration has a sexual connotation or is a term of lust or depravity.”
That’s when Haynes decided to contact state Senator Scott Wiener, reports abc7news.com.
“I’ve known that he is a big advocate of not just gay rights and elevating the understanding of various components of gay culture, but also that he’s a big advocate of first amendment and freedom of speech,” Haynes said.
Wiener got back to Haynes within 24 hours and sent a letter to the DMV asking them to overturn the decision.
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