Florida craft store challenges vaccine passport ban in new lawsuit

A Sarasota hobby and craft store has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that prevents businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Bead Abode, Inc. filed the lawsuit this month in Leon County circuit court and cited an August federal-court ruling that backed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a challenge to the state’s so-called “vaccine passport” ban.

Bead Abode contends in the lawsuit that the law, a priority of Gov. Ron DeSantis, violates First Amendment rights.…