A magistrate on January 10 recommended that a federal judge dismiss a lawsuit seeking to prevent the Lafayette (La.) Public Library from hosting Drag Queen Story Hour. The library initially planned to host the event on October 6, but it was postponed after the lawsuit was filed September 18. Federal Magistrate Patrick Hanna found the plaintiffs Aaron Guidry, John Gunter, and Mark Sevier lacked standing to sue, which they claimed as taxpayers and as library patrons. Hanna determined that Gunter and Sevier do not pay parish property taxes, which is how the library gets funding.
Lafayette (La.) Acadiana Advocate, Jan. 10