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Drag shows are protected by First Amendment, performers tell federal judge

LGBTQ+ groups and drag performers suing the state argued Monday that Senate Bill 12 violates constitutionally-protected rights. The new law is set to go into effect on Friday unless a federal judge blocks it.

Brigette Bandit reads to children during a local literacy event at the Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria in Austin on November 13, 2022.

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