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Texas Passes Ban on Drag Queen Shows in Front Kids 

The Ban on Drag Queen Shows for Kids Bill, SB 12, passed the Texas Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 18, 2023. This new law allows authority to regulate sexually oriented performances and restricts those performances on the premises of a commercial enterprise, on public property, or in the presence of an individual younger than 18 years of age; authorizing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

Press Releases

May 19th, 2023 – RELEASE: SB 12 Drag Queen Show Ban for Children Bill Passes Texas House

August 3rd, 2023 – Press Release: LGBT Pressure Groups Sue Texas to Allow Sexualized Shows for Children

August 25th, 2023 – RELEASE: SB 12/Child Protection Case Update: Texas Values Files Amicus Brief 

September 26th, 2023 – Breaking!! Drag Queen Court Ruling; Judge Allows Sexual Performances In Front of Kids

September 28th, 2023 – Drag Queen Show Stopped by Judge

Additional Resources

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Merry Christmas Law (2013)
Pastor Protection Law (2015)
Freedom to Serve Children Act (2017)
Save Chick-Fil-A Law (2019)
Texas Heartbeat Law (2021)
Save Women’s Sports Law (2023)
Stop Child Gender Modification Law (2023)