State Legislators Introduce Bill to Protect Children from Drag Shows

House Bill 401––sponsored by State Representatives Arnold Mooney (Indian Springs), Jamie Kiel (Russellville), Scott Stadthagen (Hartselle), Mack Butler (Rainbow City) and Jim Carns (Vestavia Hills)––was introduced in the State Legislature to protect children from perverse displays of sexuality by adding drag shows to the list of “sexual conduct” prohibited in public places where minors are present. The proposed legislation would amend Alabama’s Code related to obscenity and minors and expand the definition of sexual conduct to include drag queen/king shows. This bill is similar to legislation passed in other conservative states like Tennessee that have banned drag show performances in front of children. This is part of a growing movement by conservative states in our country to protect our children from sexual obscenity.