The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles approved a woman’s request for a license plate that read “LSBNSNLV,” which is shorthand for “lesbians in love,” after initially rejecting the request earlier on Wednesday.
DMV Commissioner Torre Jessup today approved the application for the “LSBNSNLV” license plate, saying it was a mistake to have rejected it in the first place. He left a voice message for Ms. Bright to apologize for the situation and to let her know about the approval.
— NCDOT (@NCDOT) July 18, 2018
The DMV overturned their original decision, saying, “It was a mistake to have rejected it in the first place.”
According to Amy Bright, the woman who had her request denied originally, said that she wanted the license plate to honor her wife of eight years.
“I think that’s ridiculous. I’m trying to celebrate the love I have for my wife, so I don’t see how that’s in poor taste,” Amy Bright said to the News & Observer. “How can a celebration of love ever be in poor taste?”
The DMV issued a statement earlier this week saying that they have the right to refuse any license plate that they deem to be “offensive to good taste and decency,” according to the Associated Press.