The anti-drag law lost on all fronts. "[L]aws infringing on the Freedom of Speech must be narrow and well-defined." This "is neither," the Trump appointee ruled.
This is fantastic news to wake up to!
Great to wake up to some good news!
When these laws started popping up I wondered how it was possible that I could take my small child to see "50 Shades of Gray" at the movies but not "As You Like It" at the theater...
Thanks for moderating Chris. I generally love reading the comments section here because it’s mainly people making thoughtful points, whether or not they agree. I hope the trolls won’t mess up this forum. There’s a reason I’m long gone from FB.
Yeah, but now that perhaps heads to SCOTUS, where bad actors in our democracy will show that John Adams himself would not...blah blah blah...drivel... and decide this law is in fact constitutional. Which nobody will understand, because it is unconstitutional.
Bravo Judge!. Makes me wonder about the constitutionality of those abortion restriction statutes that have the "exception" of "necessary to save the life of the mother." If medical professionals cannot tell what exactly that statutory wording means, surely the term "overbroad" applies.
I feel confident the law was not intended to pass (the poison pills were too obvious, especially to lawmakers), as the Republicans are more libertarian than ever - but rather to send a message.
And everyone please remember that Flip Wilson/Geraldine .. not to mention Milton Berle, was popular family entertainment, as were all minstrel acts - this is not a sudden prejudice - but a backlash against the intrusion into their personal space by other people's pronouns. Drag Queens are only rarely trans or otherwise confused about their sex and gender - some of the most famous were heterosexual straights. So it isn't even the Drag Queen's battle - they were dragged into it.
How many of Shakespeare's plays include gender impersonation?
"Twelfth Night": This comedy revolves around a pair of twins, Viola and Sebastian. Viola disguises herself as a man named Cesario and becomes entangled in a web of mistaken identities and romantic complications.
"As You Like It": In this play, the character Rosalind disguises herself as a young man named Ganymede, allowing her to explore her romantic feelings for Orlando while providing comedic situations.
"The Merchant of Venice": Portia, one of the central characters, cross-dresses as a male lawyer's clerk named Balthazar in the courtroom scene, displaying wit and intelligence to save Antonio.
"Cymbeline": Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline, dresses as a man to escape her father's court and find her banished husband.
"The Taming of the Shrew": In this controversial comedy, the character of Katherine's sister, Bianca, has suitors who disguise themselves to woo her.
"Much Ado About Nothing": The character Margaret briefly impersonates Hero in a plot to deceive the other characters and facilitate the central romantic storyline.
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona": Julia disguises herself as a male page named Sebastian in order to follow her love interest, Proteus, to the city of Milan.
Fantastic. And very surprising from a Trump-appointed judge. Did they say anything about an appeal? How is the 6th Circuit likely to rule? Hopefully it's not as crazy as the 5th Circuit.
This decision will apparently open the door for the return of minstrels shows. If it’s okay to denigrate, dehumanize, patronize and insult women, it must be okay to denigrate, dehumanize, patronize and insult black people. Minstrel shows are just an example of free speech and expression.
Parents do not want their kids groomed/indoctrinated to be victims of pedophiles. With democrats pushing the LGBTQ agenda for boys in a skirt to be able to go into the girls locker rooms and bathrooms and rape their daughters, Loudoun Virginia, are not going over real well with moms and dads.. These parents also see athletic scholarships going to “trans” girls with male genitalia that beat out their daughters. As long as Democrat keep shouting their battle cry of "SEX BEFORE EIGHT ELSE IT’'S TOO LATE" they will continue to lose. No rouge judge is going to help.