DOT approves atheist’s request for plate reading ISNOGOD
By: Forum Communications Co. report, The Dickinson Press
FARGO – The North Dakota Department of Transportation has approved the request of a man here who calls himself an atheist and who has asked for a personalized license plate that reads ISNOGOD.
The deity-denying license plate Brian Magee wanted was initially rejected last week by the NDDOT, prompting Magee to appeal the decision to the state’s transportation director.
In a letter dated today to inform Magee that his plate will be issued as requested, Francis Ziegler, NDDOT’s director, said lawyers from the state attorney general’s office told transportation officials that Magee has a legal right to the plate.
“I would count that as a ‘win,’ I guess,” Magee said.
In his appeal, Magee had submitted three photos of vanity license plates that make references to God, including one plate that reads ILOVGOD.
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