Orlando restaurant Hamburger Mary’s files lawsuit over anti-drag bill, citing free speech concerns

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023

A national burger joint in Orlando filed a lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida on Monday, claiming that their restaurant has been deprived of its First Amendment rights and lost customers due to a new law affecting drag shows in the state. Hamburger Mary’s regularly hosted drag shows for the past 15 years. Its owners say the law, titled “Protection of Children,” has “nothing to do with children, and everything to do with the continued oppression of the LGBTQ+ community,” in a post written on their...

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