Texas board rejects Confederate license plates

Texas drivers won’t be able to put Confederate license plates on their vehicles after a state board unanimously rejected the proposed design Thursday.

The Department of Motor Vehicles board, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry, voted against offering the plates after hearing hours of emotional testimony.

Perry, who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, has previously defended the historical value of Confederacy symbols but said he opposed the license plates. When asked about the plates last month, he said “we don’t need to be opening old wounds.”