An Amarillo federal judge made mixed rulings Thursday in the case of West Texas A&M University canceling a planned drag show in March meant to benefit an LGBTQ+ suicide prevention drive.
Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk said President Walter Wendler, who canceled a drag show saying it objectified women, is protected from liability from claims he violated students’ constitutional rights knowing he was being unreasonable.
An injunction for drag show planner Spectrum WT was denied because the next show is tentatively planned for March 2024, so no immediate threat exists.
Now that these early motions have been dealt with, the case can now continue.
West Texas students held protests against Doctor Wendler’s decision in March.