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Florida law targeting drag shows can't be enforced for now, appellate court says
A ruling prohibiting the enforcement of a new Florida law targeting drag shows will stay in place for the time being
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A ruling prohibiting the enforcement of a new Florida law targeting drag shows will stay in place for the time being, according to a federal appeals court decision.
A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court's granting of a preliminary injunction stopping the law from being enforced until a trial is held in Orlando, Florida to determine its constitutionality.
In their appeal, attorneys for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation had asked that the injunction only apply to the business that had challenged the law, saying that the judge’s injunction “sweeps beyond Plaintiff to nonparties who may wish to expose children to live obscene performances in violation of the statute.”
But a majority on the appeals court panel ruled against that request, saying the Florida agency hadn't shown that the lower court had erred by prohibiting the law's enforcement.