New Jersey woman, sues over ‘8THEIST’ license plate

 

 

A New Jersey Woman applied for a custom license plate. Her request was denied because it was deemed to be possibly “offensive”. She filed suit this week claiming that it violated her first amendment rights. She received a message stating that her license plate request “may carry connotations offensive to good taste and decency”. She then decided to perform a little test of her own. She filled out an application but instead of “8theist” she put “baptist”. The website accepted this. She also claimed that she tried to get in contact with the agency to dispute this issue but could not get a hold of anyone after several attempts. “Ayesha N. Khan, the legal director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group representing Morgan, said the fact this has happened at least twice in New Jersey shows the problem has not been fixed.The Motor Vehicle Commission is “disfavoring atheist plates and not fixing the system. Whatever Internet glitch there might be cannot be the explanation this time,” Khan said, adding that they were seeking the enactment of new agency regulations that include “objective, viewpoint-neutral criteria for issuing a plate.”

 

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One comment on “New Jersey woman, sues over ‘8THEIST’ license plate

  1. this is a weird request lol I feel like that would be uncomfortable for people to see this on the streets, so I understand slightly where the company is coming from but not entirely

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