Lambda settles with Birmingham over pride banners

Lambda Legal and the city of Birmingham, Ala., settled a federal lawsuit Sept. 1 stemming from Mayor Larry Langford’s refusal to let city workers put gay pride banners on city light posts.

The suit alleged that the city’s action interfered with the free speech rights of the organization Central Alabama Pride.

The city will pay legal costs and attorney fees of more than $40,000 and will establish nondiscriminatory written “banner-hanging” regulations, Lambda said.

By Rex Wockner


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