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Councilmen to introduce resolution against Drag Queen Story Time

Posted: 10:14 AM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-12 11:14:17-04

LAFAYETTE–Councilmen Williams Theriot and Jared Bellard are co-sponsoring a resolution opposing the upcoming Drag Queen Story Time at the Lafayette Public Library.

Theriot and Bellard’s resolution is asking the council not to support the Library’s approval of “Drag Queen Story Time”

Click the link to read the resolution:

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Two weeks ago, council chairman Kevin Naquin said in a statement that council members do not have the authority to direct the library to cancel the event.

Last month, the Lafayette City-Parish Council heard comments from the public about the Drag Queen Story Time during one of its meetings. The vast majority of those who spoke supported the event.  However, according to documents obtained from LCG, a tally of calls and emails to the council office shows the majority of comments received there are against the event.  According to those documents, 64 calls and 70 emails supported the event, while 229 calls and 100 emails opposed it.