District Attorney in Tennessee Prevented from Enforcing Law Designed to Protect Kids by Activist Judge

[Photo Credit: By Cdv1014 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51855858]

In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, a federal judge reportedly prevented a Tennessee district attorney from enforcing the state’s law protecting minors from sexually explicit performances prior to a “Pride” event.

This week, the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Blount County DA Ryan Desmond, who sent a letter to Blount County Pride prohibiting any explicit performances in front of minors at a “Pride” event on September 2 just south of Knoxville.

At “Pride” events across the nation, explicit drag performances with children present have repeatedly been captured on film.

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer issued a provisional restraining order against Desmond, preventing him from enforcing Tennessee’s Adult Entertainment Act.

Flamy Grant, who has been depicted in the media as a “Christian” drag performer, was also named in the lawsuit.

A federal magistrate in Memphis has previously blocked the law, but it could be enforced outside of Shelby County.

Friends of George’s, a self-described “LGBTQ theatre company” based in Memphis, filed a lawsuit challenging the law in late June, and U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee blocked the law.

A coalition of 18 states and America First Legal have defended the necessity of the Tennessee law to protect minors in court.

[READ MORE: Music Legend Jimmy Buffett Dead at 76]

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Music Legend Jimmy Buffett Dead at 76

Next Story

‘Smashmouth’ Singer Dead at 56 of Liver Failure