ACLU and Tennessee city settle lawsuit over controversial LGBTQ events ban

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02/09/2024

LGBTQ+ advocates have settled with the city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, terminating an anti-queer ordinance that banned all events — including drag shows, pride celebrations and parades — organized by the Tennessee Equality Project, the founder and host of the annual BoroPride Festival. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Tennessee, and law firms Ballard Spahr and Burr & Forman sued the city on Oct. 6 for discrimination and censorship of the queer community. On Wednesday, advocates announced that Murfreesboro officials agreed to repeal the ordinance and accept all permits from TEP in addition to paying $500,000 in restitution. “We celebrate the resolution of this case because it has guaranteed the rollback of a discriminatory policy and affirmed our right to host BoroPride,” said TEP executive director Chris Sanders in a statement. “Now we can turn our attention to preparing for the 2024 BoroPride festival and defending the rights of LGBTQ+ Tennesseans at the state legislature.”

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