Monday, February 10, 2014

personalized license plate laws vs freedom of speech the govt can't squash

Controversy over personalized plates are nothing new – there was the man in Georgia last January who was denied gay-themed plates,
the PETA member in Tennessee denied the right to express her love of tofu back in 2011,
the New Hampshire man prohibited from making a statement on the truthiness of the police just a couple of months ago,
and a Texas group of Confederate Army mavens who had their 2011 application for a plate shot down.

It goes the other way, too: a man in Oklahoma, citing his Christian beliefs, sued the state last year when it issued plates depicting a Native American in the act of trying to summon a rain god.