RELEASE: SB 12 Drag Queen Show Ban for Children Bill Passes Texas House

Austin, TX – May 19, 2023: The Stop Drag Queen Shows for Kids Bill – SB 12 by Texas Senator Bryan Hughes and Representative James Frank – was voted on in the Texas House and passed second reading with an 88-42 bipartisan vote today! This bill will protect children from sexually oriented performances such as drag queen shows.

Jonathan Covey, Director of Policy for Texas Values said:

“We are grateful to Rep. Shaheen and Sen. Hughes for their leadership on this pro-family legislation. SB 12 just states what should already be commonsense: children should not be allowed at sexually explicit adult performances such as drag shows. This constant hypersexualization of our children needs to stop and we now have a tool in the toolbox.”


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