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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A federal judge has ordered the state of Kentucky to pay more than $150,000 to the groups representing a freethinker denied a license plate saying "IM GOD." The court ruled on 02/10/20 that the state has to pay for work performed by Freedom From Religion Foundation and ACLU-Kentucky attorneys for the time spent pursuing the case. The court had cleared the way last November to obtain a personalized license plate reading "IM GOD," finding that the Transportation Cabinet's denial of that plate violated the First Amendment.


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In November 2016, Ben Hart filed a lawsuit after Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle officials called his "IM GOD" license plate message "obscene or vulgar." Later, the state said the plate was rejected because it was "not in good taste."

Kentucky had previously approved a variety of personalized religious plates.


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THIS is the reason I had to give up my previous plate when I was registering my new car? SERIOUSLY. Some idiot thought "IM GOD" Shouldn't be allowed.

I live in a state run by nozzles.

#1 | Posted by RevDarko at 2020-02-12 03:57 PM | Reply

That's great!

#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-02-12 04:18 PM | Reply

You can buy almost the entire state of Ky for $150K.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-02-12 05:37 PM | Reply

#3 Both senators sure, but not the whole state.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-02-12 07:35 PM | Reply

You should see the shapes of foreheads in that state.

Check this out - www.google.com

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-02-13 02:22 AM | Reply

#4 Both senators and have enough left over for a vacation to Hawaii.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-13 06:57 AM | Reply

This is what happens when people who say they want religious freedom really only want religious freedom for THEIR religion only.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-02-13 06:58 AM | Reply

Lawyers made a killing.

#8 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-02-13 07:18 PM | Reply

"...for a vacation to Hawaii"

I'm leaving on Monday for Maui on a 4-week work trip.

I've been to Honolulu, but this will be my first time on the 'wowie' island.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-02-14 02:24 AM | Reply

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