A federal judge has issued a temporary block against a Tennessee city’s ban on drag shows being held on taxpayer-funded public property.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw Jr., a Barack Obama appointee, ruled in an order issued Friday.
The judge ruled that officials in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are prohibited from enforcing the ordinance during the BoroPride Festival scheduled for next weekend.
The order came in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.
The suit was filed on behalf of a nonprofit group that advocates for LGBTQ+ rights called the Tennessee Equality Project.