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Freedom of Expression
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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Ban on Enforcement of Montana Drag Show Restriction Law Kept in Place

A federal judge in Montana is continuing to block enforcement of a law that puts restrictions on drag shows and bans drag reading events in public schools and libraries.

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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 Law Targeting Drag Shows Can’t Be Enforced For Now, Appellate Court Says

A ruling prohibiting the enforcement of a new Florida law targeting drag shows will stay in place for the time being, according to a federal appeals court decision.

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ACLU Sues a Tennessee City Over An Anti-Drag Ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against a Tennessee city that passed an ordinance banning drag performances from public property.

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Texas Drag Ban Declared Unconstitutional, Permanently Enjoined by Federal Judge

A federal judge in Texas permanently enjoined the state’s law restricting public drag performances on Tuesday, declaring it an unconstitutional infringement on freedom of expression.

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Federal Judge Rules Texas University That Canceled Drag Show Didn’t Violate Free Speech Rights

A federal judge has ruled that a university in the Texas Panhandle did not violate the constitutional right to free speech when the school’s president canceled a drag show earlier this year.

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Federal Judge Rules Utah City Violated First Amendment by Denying Drag Show Permit

A Utah-based drag show group will be permitted to host an all-ages drag show at a public park in the city of St. George, a federal judge ruled June 16, stating the city discriminated against the group and its protected speech.

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Tennessee’s Anti-Drag Law is ‘Unconstitutionally Vague,’ Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge found Tennessee’s anti-drag law unconstitutional June 2, ruling it violates the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

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