Courthouse News reports:
Florida appealed to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in an effort to enforce restrictions on drag shows throughout the state. The state wants the justices to limit a lower court order blocking the Protection of Children Act, which bans children from “adult live performances.”
A federal judge found the law was aimed at drag shows, barring it from taking effect. ”As long as the district court’s preliminary injunction remains in place, Florida is powerless to enforce a law its elected representatives have enacted for the protection of its children,” Henry Whitaker, Florida’s solicitor general, wrote.
Republican Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis signed the bill in May along with others that targeted the LGBTQ+ community.
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