The Insider reports:
An Oklahoma bill would make it a felony punishable by up to a $20,000 fine for drag artists to perform in front of minors. The bill would make it “unlawful for a person to engage in an adult cabaret performance” in public before a minor.
The fine may fall in the range of $500 to $20,000, and it may also incur a prison sentence from 30 days to two years, according to the bill’s text.
State GOP Rep. Kevin West, who filed House Bill 2186, told Insider that the bill is intended to limit performances “in a public place.” West’s bill specifically named drag queen story hours as events that would be considered unlawful, as well as other forms of “adult cabaret” performances.
Read the full article. West last appeared on JMG in April 2021 when Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed his bill making it legal to run over protesters.
A GOP-backed bill in Oklahoma would fine drag performers up to $20,000 and have them face up to 2 years in jail for performing in front of a minor. https://t.co/IlVFX5RndR
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