The ACLU is suing the city of New Orleans on behalf of an evangelist over absurdly broad speech restrictions and the judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing the ordinance to be enforced pending the outcome of the case. AP reports:
U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon issued a temporary restraining order Friday that blocks enforcement of the law for now.
Under the law, Christian evangelists were arrested earlier this month and booked with preaching on Bourbon Street during Southern Decadence, an annual celebration of gay culture.
The restraining order came after the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the suit on behalf of Kelsey Nicole McCauley, a member of the Raven Ministries religious congregation.
The ordinance was adopted in October, and violation is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.