MONTPELIER, Vt.—A Vermont man should have a license plate on his car soon that refers to a famous passage from the Bible's New Testament.
The state of Vermont decided earlier this week to settle a lawsuit filed by Shawn Byrne of West Rutland, whose request for a vanity plate was rejected by the Department of Motor Vehicles because it violated a policy prohibiting religious slogans on plates.
In October, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York overruled a federal court in Vermont and said the ban was unconstitutional.
Vermont Assistant Attorney General Bridget Asay says the state decided not to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court because the chances of success are slim.
Meanwhile, Byrne's new license plate with the slogan "JN36TN" has been ordered.