With no ability to put the issue on a statewide ballot initiative — a method that to date has been successful elsewhere for reproductive rights advocates — Democrats face an uphill battle in convincing their conservative colleagues to drastically change the abortion ban.
‘Vague statutes that chill the freedom to fully participate in the political process are unconstitutional.’
Earlier this year, Tennessee was disqualified from receiving millions of federal dollars offered through a family planning program known as Title X.
Supporters of trans kids having access to puberty blockers and hormone therapy have argued that it is safe, necessary health care backed by every major medical group.
A federal judge in Memphis ruled that Tennessee’s so-called anti-drag show law was unconstitutionally vague and substantially overbroad, and encouraged discriminatory enforcement.
Patients are ‘terrified for their physical safety, have had significant anxiety and distress that has impacted their ability to work …’
Lawyers for the state Attorney General plan to appeal.
The city contends that Tennessee’s home rule protections prevent the state’s airport board takeover without either a local referendum or a two-thirds vote of the metro council.
‘We are reviewing the order and expect to appeal at the appropriate time.’
The law would have banned adult cabaret performances from public property or anywhere minors might be present.