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Magistrate recommends dismissal of Drag Queen Story Time lawsuit

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 19:30:15-05

According to The Advocate, a magistrate has recommended that a federal judge dismiss the lawsuit seeking to prevent the Lafayette Public Library from hosting Drag Queen Story Time.

Federal Magistrate Patrick Hanna found that the plaintiffs in the case, Aaron Guidry, John Gunter and Mark Sevier, lacked standing to sue the library over the event.

The paper says that Hanna determined that the plaintiffs do not pay Lafayette Parish property taxes, which is how the library gets funding. They, therefore, failed to show “direct dollars-and-cents injury,” as opposed to a religious or ideological difference.

The magistrate’s recommendation is not final.

Read more about the recommendation from the Advocate.

Read the full recommendation here: Drag-Queen-Recommendation-To-Dismiss