Tennessee Bans Drag In Public Places – Is Your Outfit Safe Or Will the Morality Police Take You Away?

“The bill bans ‘adult-oriented performances that are harmful to minors’ — as defined by the state’s obscenity law — on public property or within sight of someone who is younger than 18”

vague and overbroad so they can target who they want. “The law bans obscene performances, and drag performances are not inherently obscene,” Stella Yarbrough, the legal director of the A.C.L.U. of Tennessee, said in a statement. She added, however, that the organization was concerned that elected officials could easily abuse the new law to censor people, “chilling protected free speech and sending a message to L.G.B.T.Q. Tennesseans that they are not welcome in our state.” Ms. Yarbrough said the A.C.L.U. would challenge any enforcement of the law used to punish drag performers or to shut down family-friendly events.

if a kid sees a woman in a pantsuit in public and someone can claim it is adult-oriented, this law can be abused to attack that person as a morality police arm of unconstitutional anti-1st amendment b.s.

If a band with trans members plays in public and dances, is that adult-oriented? who decides? not the parents who can take their kids there or not – but the government?

I am not talking about obscenity laws, i am talking anti-drag laws and how they will be misused to target people I care about unfairly to prop up a strong arm government morality/gender-conformity policing effort that has nothing to do with the constitution.

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