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Federal Judge Rules Tennessee Law Restricting Drag Performances Unconstitutional, Upholding LGBTQ Rights and Freedom of Speech

A federal judge has ruled that Tennessee's law restricting drag performances in public or where children were present is unconstitutional, striking a blow to efforts in U.S. states to regulate LGBTQ conduct. U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker noted that the First Amendment to the Constitution commands that laws infringing on freedom of speech must be narrow and well defined. This ruling is a victory for LGBTQ rights activists and a reminder of the importance of the First Amendment in protecting freedom of speech, though it is likely to be appealed.