The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is attracting a lot of attention this weekend, but it’s not because of long waiting lines or embarrassing driver’s license photos.
According to an Associated Press report, a New Jersey woman filed suit Thursday, claiming that she was denied a vanity license plate saying she’s an atheist.
Shannon Morgan, of Maurice River Township, filed a federal lawsuit against the MVC claiming that the Commission’s website rejected a plate she submitted that read ‘8THEIST,’ the report said. In her suit, Morgan claims the rejection violates her First Amendment rights, it said.
According to the report – which has run on multiple media outlets including time.com – Morgan claims she first tried to get a plate saying ‘BAPTIST’ approved on the site as a test, and was approved.
The NJMVC did not return AP calls for comments, but was closed Friday, the report said.
So, Patch wants to know – what do you think about the vanity plate? Who should win the lawsuit? Vote in the Patch poll above and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.