Confederate Flag license plates have been rejected by the state Department of Motor Vehicles in Texas.

The DMV board decided not to approve the plates celebrating the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a move which Rick Perry supported last month, The Associated Press reported.

Perry said last month that we don't need to be opening old wounds, according to The AP.

The Son's of Confederate Veterans said the plates weren't about racism, but remembering Texans who died.

Tens of thousands of Texans marched into battle behind that flag, and we are here to commemorate the soldiers, not the politicians, a leader of the group told the board on Thursday, Reuters reported.

Opponents, though, claimed the flag has too much controversy attached to it.

We know that flag is a true symbol of people that hate, said Gary Bledsoe, Texas State NAACP Conference president, according to Reuters.

The measure failed unanimously.