The government censoring Americans for voicing their opinions is a clear violation of First Amendment rights. Yet, that’s what the staff of the Yolo County Public Library did at an event organized by the local chapter of Moms for Liberty.

Moms for Liberty (M4L) and several other California civic organizations and individuals are challenging the unconstitutional actions of Yolo County Public Library officials. The suit argues that the library’s policies and practices violate First Amendment free speech rights by discriminating based on viewpoint.

The case stems from a “Forum on Fair and Safe Sports for Girls” event organized by M4L in August to discuss the issue of biological males competing in female sports. M4L paid to reserve public space in the library for the event. However, Library Regional Manager Scott Love invited disruptive protesters to the event and then shut down the Forum almost immediately after it began.

In addition to ending the August event after just a few minutes, Yolo County librarians have actively organized opposition to plaintiffs’ events, directed protestors to attend meetings, failed to stop repeated disruptions, and contacted law enforcement to urge action against the speakers to make it difficult for the plaintiffs to use library meeting rooms.

The lawsuit seeks injunctions against continued enforcement of the library’s unconstitutional policies and practices, both generally and against the plaintiff organizations and individuals. To read our full press release about the case, Moms for Liberty-Yolo County v. Lopez, click here.

United States District Court For the Eastern District of California
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