Gov. Henry McMaster rules on vanity license plates in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A new rule straight from the governor's desk to the South Carolina DMV says that certain words are protected speech and should be okay for license plates.

The long list of banned words for vanity license plates in SC included religious references, like "God" and "Jesus."

On May 30, Gov. Henry McMaster sent a letter to the DMV declaring that from now on, such plates will be allowed.

He said putting the words on license plates are constitutionally protected expressions of free speech.

McMaster said applications that have words known to be profane, vulgar, racist, sexist, sacrilegious, offensive, or inappropriate, will remain denied.

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