The bill, introduced by state Rep. Anthony Sabatini, would make it a felony for an adult to bring a child to a sexually-charged drag show and allow Child Protective Services to strip parents of access to their children if they violate the law.
“We need this legislation to protect children,” Sabatini said in a statement.
“Too many sick Woke adults are forcing young children into these drag sex shows and trying to sexualize them at earlier and earlier ages. This bill will prevent that.”
BREAKING: Drag Sex Shows aimed at children have come to Florida
I will be proposing Legislation to charge w/ a Felony & terminate the parental rights of any adult who brings a child to these perverted sex shows aimed at FL kids
When will the sexualization of children stop? pic.twitter.com/m8cJ2ORNJo
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) June 7, 2022
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said this week that he’s instructed his team to take a look at the bill.
“I’ve asked my folks to look, I mean we have child protective statues on the books, we have laws against child endangerment,” he said.
“We probably, we may have the ability to deal with that if something like that happens,” DeSantis continued. “There was also very graphic language in that thing and people got a lot of video and a lot of stuff from it and I think that was really, really disturbing.”
The bill was introduced in response to a number of viral videos in which drag queens were seen dancing in front of young children as part of “Pride” month:
DRAG THE KIDS TO PRIDE DALLAS EXPOSED! pic.twitter.com/I5FAzxE0da
— Cassady Campbell (@Ccampbellbased) June 4, 2022