Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Another Republican Lawmaker Tries To Force Us In A Closet

There have been a number of drag queen reading books at libraries to children, you might have seen articles about it on the internet.
Drag Queen Has Monthly Gig Presenting To Little Kids At Greenfield Public Library
New Boston Post
April 20, 2019

The Greenfield Public Library is planning to host a drag queen telling stories to elementary school children on Saturday morning, as part of a monthly series of appearances there.

This month’s appearance is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

The performer, who identifies as Vivian Bates, has been performing once a month at the library at least since February, according to the performer’s Facebook page.

“I am so grateful for the love and support Greenfield has shown our monthly Story Hours. Twice as many people show up, and I made sure to greet everyone at the door with a rainbow heart sticker and a hug (even the adults because #equality). Can’t wait to see you all again next month,” the performer posted on the performer’s Facebook page on March 16.

Its part of a nationwide series of appearances at local public libraries called Drag Queen Story Hour.
Well this got the Republican lawmakers up in a tizzy and they are doing what Republicans lawmakers do best… ban it! Can’t have these little children exposed to this! They just totally ignore the fact that the parents bring their children, but the holier than thou Christians trying to force their religion down everyone else’s throat.

And they want to ban children from doing drag…
Republican lawmakers want to make child drag shows illegal
The Pink News
By Nick Duffy
22nd April 2019

Republican lawmakers in Ohio have filed a bill that would clamp down on drag performances by minors as “child exploitation.”

Ohio representative Tim Schaffer has proposed a bill in the state legislature seeking to clamp down on performances by “a child under eighteen years of age or a mentally or physically handicapped child under twenty-one years of age,” in a response to a performance by a nine-year-old drag queen.

Offenders could face up to six months in prison and a $1000 fine, while violations of the law could lead to venues being stripped of their liquor licenses.
Schaffer’s bill is co-sponsored by eight other Republican lawmakers, the majority of whom have anti-LGBT records.

They are John Becker, Timothy Ginter, Candice R. Keller, Bernadine Kennedy Kent, Craig S. Riedel, Kent Smith, Fred Strahorn and A. Nino Vitale

The specific wording of the bill would outlaw any performance “that suggests a minor is participating or engaging in sexual activity, masturbation, or bestiality and that, taken as a whole by the average person applying contemporary community standards, appeals to prurient interest.”
Of course the Republicans only believe in “free speech” when it is their “free speech.”

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