A Canadian city has moved to protect drag queen events for children at its libraries.
The Calgary City Council voted to ban protests outside facilities where such events were taking place, with immediate effect.
The Safe and Inclusive Access Bylaw stipulates that any protests must not take place within 100 metres of a public library or city-run recreation centre.
The Christian Post reports they include demonstrations targeting religion, sexuality or gender expression.
Protesters are prohibited from impeding anyone’s entry or exit.
Offenders could face up to a year in prison or a C$10,000 fine.
Within hours of the bylaw taking effect, a local pastor was arrested for silently protesting outside a library which had been hosting drag queen story hours.