Judge orders temporary injunction Blocking TN Bathroom Signs

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TN Bathroom Bill Sign
Rep Rudd amendment did away with the requirement that this sign be placed at front of public buildings. But a sign just like this must be placed on doorways to locker rooms and multi use restrooms. / Bridgestone Arena by Chait Goli from Pexels.

Judge Aleta A. Trauger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee utterly destroyed the premises behind the Tennesse bathroom Sign law Friday. Judge Trauger then granted a preliminary injunction against the law while litigation proceeds.

NBC reports that two weeks ago, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of two business owners — who own Sanctuary, a performing arts and community center in Chattanooga, and Fido, a restaurant in Nashville, among other businesses — in an effort to block the law from taking effect July 1.

“Restaurants and performing spaces are businesses, but that is not all they are; they are also among the most important physical locations in which communities—so often consigned, in this era, to electronic space—can gather and grow together in a manner rooted in a particular neighborhood, in a particular city, in a particular state,” Trauger wrote.

“The plaintiffs have presented evidence that they have strived to be welcoming spaces for communities that include transgender individuals and that the signage required by the Act would disrupt the welcoming environments that they wish to provide,” Trauger continued. “That harm would be real, and it is not a harm that could simply be remedied by some award at the end of litigation.”

This is the sign that Tennessee Republicans tried to force Business to post. It is proportionately correct down to letter size and placement and background color.

TN Bathroom Sign

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