(CA) Moms for Liberty suing Yolo County library, claiming free speech violations at forums
Source: Sacramento Bee
Moms for Liberty suing Yolo County library, claiming free speech violations at forums
Sam Stanton, Ishani Desai
Tue, December 5, 2023 at 11:53 AM EST·6 min read
Yolo Countys Moms for Liberty chapter and conservative groups are suing the county and its library system, alleging their First Amendment rights were abridged by protests against them during events at the Davis library branch.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Sacramento, seeks injunctions against policies that the plaintiffs say hinder their right to free expression, and names the county and library officials Diana Lopez and D. Scott Love.
The suit stems from a series of events at the Mary L. Stephens branch of the Yolo County Library system last year that garnered nationwide attention, including calls to local law enforcement, a series of bomb threats and accusations of hate speech against the LGBTQ+ community.
Moms for Liberty, which the suit describes as an organization whose mission is to organize, educate and empower parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government, and chair Beth Bourne are the lead plaintiffs.
Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/moms-liberty-suing-yolo-county-165350235.html
Among other things, this coalition of far-right groups seeks the "free speech" rights to ban inclusive library policies and to misgender people in public meetings.
As always, it's not about protecting children, it's about having power over everyone they don't agree with.