Charlotte Sued for Using Sign Ordinance to Halt Pro-Life Activities
By Brenden Clary
November 21, 2017
A Christian ministry filed a lawsuit Friday against Charlotte, North Carolina over the right of pro-life groups to communicate messages to via signage outside abortion clinics.
The pro-life ministry, Cities4Life, and its executive director Daniel Parks are suing in conjunction with the Thomas More Law Center over Charlotte’s discrimination against the group’s use of pro-life messages on their signs.
Specifically, the city has cited the group over an ordinance that prohibits the installations of permanent or semi-permanent signs in the public right-of-way.
Cities4Life contends its volunteers do not use such types of signs; that they are “generally held by volunteers;” and that they are taken away each time they discontinue their activities.
The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Read the rest of this entry