A federal judge on Friday blocked a Tennessee law banning child drag shows a day before it was set to go into effect.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker granted a temporary restraining order blocking the implementation of the law for two weeks, claiming that it was “likely both vague and overly-broad.”
The bill, called Senate Bill 3, prohibits “adult cabaret performances” from taking place 1,000 feet of schools, public parks or places of worship.
The Trump-nominated judge argued that the language of the bill is too vague about where exactly child drag shows could take place.
“Does a citizen’s private residence count? How about a camping ground at a national park? What if a minor browsing the worldwide web from a public library views an ‘adult cabaret performance’?” Parker said in the ruling. “Ultimately, the Statute’s broad language clashes with the First Amendment’s tight constraints.”
“If Tennessee wishes to exercise its police power in restricting speech it considers obscene, it must do so within the constraints and framework of the United States Constitution,” Parker added. “The Court finds that, as it stands, the record here suggests that when the legislature passed this Statute, it missed the mark,” Parker continued, admitting that his ruling was still an “extraordinary remedy.”
This ruling comes just days after a female to male transgender shooter gunned down 3 children and 3 adults at a Christian school in Nashville just before police killed her.
The act of domestic terrorism by a disturbed trans, who penned a yet-to-be-released manifesto explaining her motive, prompted Democrats and the media to quickly rally around the trans community rather than the Christian victims, overcompensating with a trans benefit concert by Madonna and a full-throated statement of praise by Joe Biden.
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