David Phillips, more famous now for saying he had sex with Larry Craig, is in a battle to keep his vanity plate that says "poofter". From the Washington Post:
It's always a rolling good laugh for them," says Phillips, who is gay and chose his tags' message because "it's just an amusing word that I self-identify with."
The commonwealth of Virginia is not amused. It gave Phillips his vanity plates in error, Carolyn Easley, coordinator of the special license plates office, wrote in a recent letter. "You may have grown fond of your personalized plates," but they are "socially, racially or ethnically offensive or disparaging" and "you must return them." There was no explanation for why it took Virginia 11 years to figure out what "poofter" means.
Aw, let the boy keep his plates. No homophobe would get a license plate that says "poofter"... unless homophobia's not the reason it's "offensive". (Via Towleroad)