Alabama to recall license plate with gay slur

AP News
Posted: Dec 11, 2014 11:32 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Revenue says it will recall a personalized license plate with a gay slur.

Revenue Department spokeswoman Amanda Collier says the license plate with the saying "NOHOMO" slipped past its three-member review panel. She says the state prohibits personalized tags with profane or vulgar messages.

The slang phrase "no homo" is used when the speaker does not want to appear gay.

The department became aware of the plate after a photograph of it on a black Mustang began circulating on social media Monday. Collier said Thursday that the car owner can appeal the decision.

In 2013, the NBA fined Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert $75,000 for using the same slur and cursing at a news conference.