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Ohio bill aims to ban ‘harmful’ drag shows, proposes felonies for ‘obscene’ performances

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2023
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Ohio Republicans have introduced a bill to ban “harmful” drag shows — and propose felonies for “obscene” performances. Reps. Josh Williams and Angela King on Monday introduced House Bill 245, which would ban “adult cabaret performances” as they are “harmful to juveniles” because they display “entertainers who exhibit gender identity that is different from the performers’ or entertainers’ gender assigned at birth.” Drag shows would be banned from all locations outside of adult cabaret locations, meaning nightclubs, restaurants and more cannot host performances. Williams and King’s bill garnered the support...

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