Judge in Florida Blocks DeSantis Backed Law Protecting Minors From Drag Shows

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In a Friday decision, a federal court reportedly halted the application of a Florida statute that targets drag performances, stating that it is unclear and goes against the state’s commitment to parental rights.

When Hamburger Mary’s in Orlando asked for the preliminary injunction, the judge granted it. Hamburger Mary’s is a drag-themed restaurant that filed a lawsuit against the state in May.

According to Presnell, the regulation “is specifically designed to suppress the speech of drag queen performers.”

Hamburger Mary’s attorneys claimed that when the restaurant forbade minors from attending drag acts in order to comply with the legislation, it lost business and requested an injunction.

According to Presnell, the harm to the business surpasses any potential impact from the legal challenge’s potential to prevent the statute from being implemented.

Courts in Florida, Arkansas, and Indiana overturned limitations on transgender surgery in the previous two weeks.

The state intends to appeal, according to a governor’s spokeswoman who reportedly said that the office thinks the judge’s decision is “dead wrong.”

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