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Drag queen story hour lawsuit dismissed by judge

There was also a push for City Council to shut the program down, but Mayor Sylvester Turner noted Drag Queen Storytime is a voluntary program requested by patrons of two libraries that does not use city tax dollars.

The lawsuit against “Drag Queen Storytime” at the Houston Public Library has been dismissed by a judge.

It’s a monthly program that’s been popular at the Heights branch, where drag queens read to children between 18 months and 10 years old.

The library had been facing a legal challenge to end the program since October.

Opponents claimed the story hour violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which forbids the government from establishing an official religion and prohibits it from favoring one religion over another.