COLUMBIA, S.C. — SC Equality, a statewide LGBT education and advocacy group, announced on Wednesday that state motor vehicle officials would begin offering a specialty plate themed with SC Equality’s name and logo.

“The license plate was created as a way of allowing residents of South Carolina to publicly display their support of community, culture and policy that encourages and advocates for equal treatment for all South Carolinians, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity,” the group said in an email to supporters.

The plate will be available on Jan. 30 and will cost $25. Half of the cost goes toward SC Equality, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

South Carolina’s LGBT-themed specialty plate joins that of Indiana, which announced a similar product this week. Maryland offered the nation’s first LGBT-themed specialty plate in 2008.

SC Equality will hold to events to celebrate the plate’s creation and usher in their anniversary year, including an event this Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at 701 Whaley St. in Columbia. The second event will be held at Club Blu at Tides on Folly Beach on Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m., in Charleston.

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.

4 replies on “S.C. to offer LGBT specialty plate”

  1. I’d happily put one on my car, even with cowards like Jagoffer there walking around. Might give me a chance to get even with some of you thugs. It would be funny watching you explain how that chick broke your face.

  2. Don’t worry about Jag too much. He’s all talk. He takes one for the team every now and then if you know what I mean

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