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Iowa’s Book Ban and “Don’t Say LGBTQ” Law Temporarily Blocked

Des Moines, IA – A federal district court temporarily blocked two provisions of Iowa’s SF 496—the book ban and “don’t say LGBTQ” provisions—while a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal, the ACLU of Iowa, and Jenner & Block challenging the law proceeds.

December 29, 2023