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Council vote fails on resolution opposing library’s Drag Queen Story Time

Posted: 6:37 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 23:58:22-04

The vote to oppose the approval of the Drag Queen Story Time event has failed.

Three councilmembers voted “yes” on the resolution while all others abstained from voting.

Theriot, Bellard, and Cook voted yes in opposition of the event.

Five “yes” votes were needed from the council to pass the resolution during Tuesday’s meeting.

KATC’s Chris Welty was live during the final moments of the council meeting

Roughly seven more people will give public comment on Drag Queen Story Time.

Posted by Chris Welty on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote on a resolution opposing the parish library’s approval of the Drag Queen Story Time event.

The meeting is going on now with 76 speakers signed up to address the vote.

Lafayette City-Parish councilmen Jared Bellard and William Theriot are proposing the resolution.

They say the event is not directed at an appropriate age group and that they do not want to support it with tax funding.

Members of two religious organizations say they have filed a lawsuit against the Lafayette Consolidated Government over the event. They would not say on what grounds they are suing, though.

As of now, Drag Queen Story Time is scheduled for October 6 at the parish library.