HOUSTON — 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.
At least one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit told KHOU 11 in October the story time promotes secular humanism, a philosophy, in a nutshell, that humans are capable of morality without God.
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.
Houston families who attended Drag Queen Storytime over the summer told KHOU 11 News it was an opportunity to teach their kids acceptance.
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