ACLU & Lambda Legal Sue Iowa Over “Don’t Say Gay”

The Hill reports:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa and Lambda Legal on Tuesday sued to block a sweeping Iowa education law that restricts talk of LGBTQ identities in state schools, arguing in a federal lawsuit that the measure violates the constitutional rights of LGBTQ students.

The law, which took effect July 1, requires books with descriptions or depictions of sex acts — with an exception carved out for certain religious texts including the Bible — be removed from school libraries and allows parents to submit anonymous complaints requesting the removal of additional books or classroom materials.

The law additionally prohibits instruction related to gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through the sixth grade, a provision that has drawn comparisons to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, known to its critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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