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Humanist Group Objects to 'In God We Trust' License Plate

The new standard license plate has been sold since January

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    A national group that includes atheists and agnostics is objecting to Mississippi's new standard license plate design that has the phrase "In God We Trust."

    The American Humanist Association sent a letter Thursday to the state's revenue commissioner and attorney general. It demands that Mississippi either set a new standard license plate design without a religious phrase or allow people to get another license plate design without paying an extra fee.

    The association says it could sue Mississippi if the change is not made.

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    The new standard license plate has been sold since January. The center of the license plate shows the state seal, which includes "In God We Trust."