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Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'

Lorne Grabher had been using his surname on his car for a number of years.

grabher Source: Twitter

A CANADIAN PROVINCIAL government has withdrawn a man’s personalised vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher’s surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.

Grabher said that he put his last name on the license plate decades ago as a gift for his late father’s birthday, and says the province’s refusal to renew the plate late last year is unfair.

Grabher says the Nova Scotia government is discriminating against his name.

Transport Department spokesman Brian Taylor says while the department understands Grabher is a surname with German roots, this context isn’t available to the general public who view it.

The personalised plate programme introduced in 1989 allows the province to refuse names when they’re deemed offensive, socially unacceptable and not in good taste.

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