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Tennessee law against drag queens unconstitutional

Tennessee law against drag queens unconstitutional

A federal judge appointed by Donald Trump Invalid A Tennessee law criminalizes certain drag queen performances in public places on Friday nights. Last March, the Republican governor of this southern US state was the first to implement the measure. “Absurd” and “Dangerous” By the White House.

In his ruling, Justice Thomas Parker ruled that the law was “unconstitutionally vague and overbroad” and that it opened the door to “discriminatory application.” “There is no doubt that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment. But there is a difference between ‘obscene’ in common parlance and ‘obscene’ under the law,” the judge wrote. “In other words, the Supreme Court majority did not hold that overtly sexually explicit—but obscene—speech is less protected than political, artistic, or scientific speech.”

The law prohibits cabaret shows for adults in public places or any place where minors are present. Artists who break the law face misdemeanor or criminal charges if they do it again.

One of the promoters of the law said the government wanted to appeal the decision.

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