Federal judge extends halt on drag show ban after Memphis theater group sues state
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A federal judge has extended his order halting Tennessee’s so-called drag ban.
Proposed restrictions on public drag performances will not go into effect until after May 22 when a lawsuit brought against the state by Memphis-based LGBTQ+ theater group Friends of George’s will be considered.
“This extension represents another win for all drag performers across the state of Tennessee and Friends of George’s who is set to open its next theatrical production, Drag Rocks, on April 14th,” the theater group said in a statement Wednesday.
A judge previously sided with Friends of George’s, calling the law “vague” and “overly broad.”
The case will now go to trial late next month.
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