A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order on a Montana law banning drag in public. In doing so, he turned to Representative Braxton Mitchell's own words to make his ruling.
Drag and expressions of gender should be protected by the First Amendment. Its the ultimate act of expression and freedom of expression is enshrined within the FA.
It is a strange sort of schadenfreude when the erasure of Two-Spirit persons is used as a lever to potentially overturn anti-trans legislation (I’m partly Cherokee). Thanks Erin. 💕
This is excellent news! Thank you!
Whenever, I See Reprenative Zephyr speak in the Montana chamber.Speaking to the disaproving faces, of her fellow legislators.my emotions run deep. I feel a power of will, and a defiance to hate and prejudice. Ii makes me proud to be a human being.
"Create an inadequate understanding of gender roles" 🤦 wtf
Yes! A win in MT. A good way to start Helena's Pride week. I hope they get the remaining needed permits in time, and that the celebratory mood is contagious!
The bill forbids anyone from performing in public while wearing "exaggerated makeup" and "adopting a flamboyant or parodic [male or female] persona with glamorous exaggerated costumes and makeup."
Reading the language again it just strikes you as to how incredibly stupid this is. Adopting a “flamboyant persona” with “glamorous exaggerated costumes and makeup”? LOL. Stop being glamorous - or I’m going to call a cop! You read what’s prohibited and it’s almost like whoever wrote this probably never misses an episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race - that they watch at viewing parties at their local gay bar before the drag show starts. Sigh.
One can’t really say ‘wow, that’s great!’ because it is so obvious any judge should because *all of this is completely batshit.* Yes, a lot of people are batshit and he’s doing the obvious, sane thing like following the constitution and our laws because he is a judge, and not a member of qanon or otherwise conspiracy added.
Still, it’s a relief.
Thank you Erin!!!
the line “adopting a flamboyant or parodic gendered persona with glamorous or exaggerated costumes or makeup” could be said to include Dolly Parton, and any bill that would make Dolly Parton illegal can't be any good.
Also in Ky. our temporary injunction of SB150 is no longer in effect….a 6th District Court judge combined Ky and Tenn legislation…and Ky atty general Daniel Cameron was instrumental in getting the injunction dismissed…..now we must find other states to provide care for our adolescent transgender patients….and some states have closed accepting due to fear of liability. We are in a bad way.
Erin, can you reach out to me? Kendra, email@example.com