Florida Restaurant That Hosts Drag Shows Sues DeSantis Over Free Speech Rights

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2023
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A hamburger chain that says it regularly hosts family friendly drag shows sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, claiming a new state law banning such performances when children may be present chills artistic expression in violation of the First Amendment. The Hamburger Mary’s outpost in Orlando, which has long hosted drag shows appealing to the LGBTQ and straight communities, said in a complaint filed Monday that Florida’s government didn’t demonstrate a “compelling interest” in protecting children from such performances. “Even if the state could identify a compelling interest, this law is...

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