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ACLU Settles for $500K With a Tennessee City in Fight Over an Anti-Drag Ordinance

In addition to the monetary settlement, the city also agreed to repeal the ordinance, which was designed to ban drag performances from taking place on public property.

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The Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, designed by architect Frank Mills Andrews and completed in 1909.

Lawmakers in Kentucky Offer Legislation To Regulate Adult-Oriented Businesses

The bills would renew an effort to regulate drag shows, with supporters touting it as a child-protection measure while opponents say it would stifle First Amendment rights.

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A rainbow U.S. flag is held up during a vigil for the Pulse night club victims in Orlando

GOP Lawmakers Seek to Ban Rainbow Flags in Florida Schools

Flag displays that depict a “racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint” would be banned from any state or local government building.

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Opponents Want Montana Drag Reading Ban Declared Unconstitutional Without Trial

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris granted a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the law last month, saying it targets free speech and expression.

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Republican Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks in Des Moines

LGBTQ+ Rights Group Sues Over Iowa Law Banning School Books, Gender Discussion

Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed the measure into law, defended it as “protecting children from pornography and sexually explicit content.”

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Supreme Court Won’t Allow Florida To Enforce Its Anti-Drag Show Law During Appeal

Florida had asked the court to allow the law to be enforced everywhere except at the Hamburger Mary’s restaurant in Orlando, which challenged the law’s constitutionality.

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Supporters of the drag community protest against Florida's 'Protection of Children' bill which would ban children at live adult performances, at the state capitol in Tallahassee, Florida

Florida Officials Ask Supreme Court to Block Rulings Limiting Anti-Drag Show Law

The application asks that the prohibition against enforcing the anti-drag show law only be limited to the Orlando, Florida, restaurant which challenged its constitutionality.

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Drag artists host performance ahead of ban in Tennessee

Tennessee City’s Ban of Drag Performances on Public Property Temporarily Lifted

It is the latest development in the ongoing political battle over LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee, where conservative leaders have sought to limit events where drag performers may appear.

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