Opponents ask judge to block Montana drag reading ban

A coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses has strongly contested a Montana law that places restrictions on drag performances and prohibits drag reading events at public schools and libraries. In a recent legal development, this group has urged a federal judge to promptly declare the law unconstitutional without resorting to a trial.

In the filed motion for a summary judgment, Upper Seven Law, representing the opposition, contended that lawmakers behind the legislation were driven by an unfounded moral panic, taking aim at drag performers and the LGBTQ+ community. The motion, submitted late Tuesday, asserts that the key facts of the case are not in dispute, making a trial unnecessary.