Ballard Spahr, ACLU Settle for $500K With a Tennessee City in Fight Over an Anti-Drag Ordinance
The American Civil Liberties Union announced that a lawsuit filed by the Tennessee Equality Project against the City of Murfreesboro last year has been settled. Ballard Spahr attorneys worked pro bono on the case, along with TEP and the ACLU, as noted by the Associated Press.
“The government has no right to censor LGBTQ+ people and expression,” said attorneys for the ACLU, ACLU of Tennessee, Ballard Spahr, and Burr & Forman in a joint statement. “More important than the monetary recovery, this settlement sends a clear message that the city’s discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community was blatantly unconstitutional and that this type of behavior will no longer be tolerated here — or anywhere across the country.”
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