The North Dakota Department of Transportation initially refused to give a Fargo man his choice of a vanity license plate – ISNOGOD. Brian Magee, an atheist, appealed the decision and DOT Director Francis Ziegler overturned it last week.
According to the Bismark Tribune web site, “Magee had argued in his appeal that he had seen license plates that advocate religion, such as TRI GOD and ILOVGOD, and when the state denied his plate, it was endorsing religion.”
Magee was reportedly pleased with the quick decision, but was disappointed that the state didn’t choose instead to remove all religious messages from license plates.
Maine apparently does not have a policy regarding religious messages on personalized license plates. Check out these religious-themed Maine vanity license plates.