ACLU Sues Library Over Drag Queen Ban
A new lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana names two officials of Lafayette Public Library as defendants. Aaron Guidry and Teresa Elberson are both defendants in the case that centers on what the ACLU is calling violations of the first and fourteenth amendments. It has to do with a library policy that was added in the wake of the draq queen story time controversy. The suit, which was obtained by our news partners at KATC, can be read HERE.
According to the suit filed on behalf of two Lafayette residents including Amber Robinson, residents looking to reserve meeting space at the library are now required to sign a form vowing not to hold a "drag queen related event".
[Robinson] reserved a room at the Lafayette Public Library for use on December 22, 2018. Plaintiff Robinson is unable to use the room unless she signs a form certifying she is not using the room for Drag Queen Story Time–related purposes by Friday, December 21, 2018
The Draq Queen Story Time event was ultimately cancelled earlier this year after it was moved from the library to the SLCC campus on Bertrand. Officials blamed security concerns for the cancelation.