North Brookfield drag present blocked by Choose Board; ACLU protests

NORTH BROOKFIELD — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is asking on the North Brookfield Choose Board to rescind its choice to disclaim a neighborhood group permission to incorporate a drag present at an upcoming satisfaction celebration on the City Widespread.

The Massachusetts ACLU despatched a letter to the board on Tuesday urging members to rescind the choice as a result of it’s a violation of free speech, the ACLU mentioned in a press launch Wednesday. 

“We name on North Brookfield and all communities in Massachusetts to acknowledge that discrimination in opposition to those that select to specific themselves by means of drag is inconsistent with our state and federal constitutions and primary democratic ideas,” wrote Ruth Bourquin, senior and managing lawyer on the ACLU of Massachusetts. “Let’s be clear: Drag is a inventive celebration of LGBTQ+ tradition, and the federal government has no proper to censor LGBTQ+ folks and expression.”

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