A federal judge ruled today that the “I Believe” license plate should not be issued until a challenge made by  the Americans United for Speration of Church and State gets its day in court. A written opinion isn’t expected until Monday, but District Judge Cameron Currie issued a preliminary injunction on the plates and instructed the state to strike information on ordering plates from state websites.

Our favorite part from the Americans United release:

Americans United also pointed out that some legislators openly admitted that they would not vote for similar plates for minority faiths.

Asked by a reporter if he would support a license plate for Islam, Rep. Bill Sandifer replied, “Absolutely and positively no…. I would not because of my personal belief, and because I believe that wouldn’t be the wish of the majority of the constituency in this house district.”

We gave our suggestions for future I Believe plates earlier this year.

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.