Judge blocks law restricting drag shows in Tennessee

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US district judge Thomas Parker grants temporary injunction, finding the law clashes with first amendment on free speech

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a new Tennessee law that placed strict limits on drag shows just hours before it was set to go into effect, siding with a group that filed a lawsuit claiming the statute violates the first amendment.

The decision on Friday comes after Memphis-based LGBTQ+ theatre company Friends of George’s filed the lawsuit on Monday against the Shelby county district attorney, Steve Mulroy, and the state.

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