The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Florida’s request on Thursday to partially overturn a judge’s order that stopped the state from enforcing a new law that says minors can’t go to drag shows.
The majority of the court agreed with the decision not to give Florida the stay it asked for in October. According to a joint opinion by Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the court probably wouldn’t fully review the case.
A restaurant chain called Hamburger Mary’s sued the state of Florida this summer, saying that a new law called Florida’s Protection of Children Act was too broad and violated the First Amendment right to free speech.
Since Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the law in May, no one is allowed to knowingly let a child into an “adult performance.” According to DeSantis, drag shows make kids sexual.