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Tennessee sides with children, bans drag shows from public spaces

Published in Blog on March 02, 2023 by Brianna Kraemer

Tennessee is the first state to restrict drag show performances to protect minors from predators as of Thursday afternoon.

The law will ban obscene, drag queen performances from public property or in locations where the activity could be viewed by children.

This move comes just months after Convention of States activists joined forces with the Daily Wire in Nashville at the End Childhood Mutilation Rally. Matt Walsh hosted the rally and thousands attended, including COS President Mark Meckler.   

Now four months later, Tennessee elected officials are responding to the people. 

The Senate passed the legislation and sent it to the desk of Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday afternoon. The governor signed the bill into law and will take effect on July 1.

This is how the voice of the people is heard. State politicians could have chosen to sit back and ignore the sexual exploitation of children. But as a result of grassroots activists coming out in full force, Tennessee will be the first state to restrict public drag performances. 

SEE ALSO: Pro-child mutilators break down when confronted by Mark Meckler

While New York and California surely won't be joining in this crusade, other states have the option to do so. This is why state power is so meaningful.

Each legislative body has the power to represent its people directly, whereas the decisions made in Washington are far from the beliefs of Americans across the nation.

State power is where We the People are heard. The Convention of States movement is working to rein in the power of the federal government and return that power to each individual state. 

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