Nevada Court Upholds Free Speech Right to ‘HOE’ License Plate

Those communists at the American Civil Liberties Union are at it again! Yesterday, a guy in Vegas won the right to have a Nevada license plate that says HOE. (Actually, the ACLU won it; the guy himself dropped out of the case. ?!) This was supposed to be a shortening of TAHOE, but unsurprisingly, that was already taken. Even more unsurprisingly, the Nevada DMV interpreted it as a slur against women. Though it apparently took them seven years to notice; the trouble started when the guy tried to renew it.

While we are not big fans of slurs, we also wonder why the DMV would think first (seven years later) of it as a slur, rather than the interpretation the buyer gave or as a garden implement. After all, it doesn’t make any sense for a guy who is (presumably) not a pimp to label his car a HOE. Dirty minds?

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One Response to Nevada Court Upholds Free Speech Right to ‘HOE’ License Plate

  1. flea says:

    srsly, though: even if it WAS a gender ref, isn’t it simply the description of a legal profession ’round these here parts???

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