Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 12 – Banning Children’s Exposure to Drag Shows


AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the Texas Senate’s bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 12, Banning Children’s Exposure to Drag Shows, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Tyler:

“It is shocking to me that any parent would allow their young child to be sexualized by drag shows. Children, who cannot make decisions on their own, must be protected from these sexually-oriented drag shows now occurring more and more in front of them.

“I selected SB 12 to be a top priority of mine because someone must fight back against the radical Left’s degradation of our society and values. I will not allow Texas children to be sexualized and scarred for life by harmful drag performances.”

SB 12, by Sen. Bryan Hughes, prohibits sexualized performances and drag shows in the presence of a minor.