A Texas public library's decision to allow a story hour led by a drag queen did not violate anyone's religious-freedom rights, a federal court has ruled.
No public money was spent on the Drag Queen Story Hour, which took place at Houston's Freed-Montrose Library in late October. A group of residents, led by businessman Tex Christopher, sued seeking an order to stop the event, arguing that it violated their religious freedom while promoting the "religion" of "secular humanism."
U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal disagreed. In a brief order, Rosenthal wrote, "There is no basis to support the requested relief. The application is denied."
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who was named as a defendant in the lawsuit, told the Houston Chronicle that the case was "frivolous."
"We acknowledge and celebrate that diversity in all its dimensions," Turner said. "As mayor of this city...