The Catholic bookstore that sued the City of Jacksonville over the use of gender pronouns has proposed a settlement that, if approved by the court, would allow for-profit businesses to more easily define themselves as religious organizations under Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Law.

Queen of Angels, owned by Christie DeTrude, sued in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida after the City approved a Human Rights Ordinance requiring businesses to use pronouns that reflect customers’ professed gender identity or face paying fines and damages.

As previously reported in the Florida Record, the bookstore, through its legal counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom, had requested a preliminary injunction and arguments took place in May before Judge Tim Corrigan.

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