On Friday Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a good law that will protect children in Arkansas from adult performances.
Act 131 of 2023 by Sen. Gary Stubblefield (R – Branch) and Rep. Mary Bentley (R – Perryville) prohibits adult-oriented performances on public property, with public funding, or in view of minors.
The measure defines “adult-oriented performance” as a sexual performance that includes nudity, sexual activities, or exposure of specific body parts.
The new law also contains language about exposure of prosthetic private parts to protect children from explicit drag performances.
Family Council was pleased to work with Sen. Stubblefield, Rep. Bentley, and our friends in the Arkansas Legislature to support the passage of this law.
We have written repeatedly over the past few years about how public schools, colleges, and libraries in Arkansas have scheduled inappropriate drag performances — including performances intended for children. This measure will help address that problem.
We want to thank every member of the General Assembly who supported this good law, and we want to thank the governor for signing Act 131 into law.
Act 131 will help protect children adult performances, and it will ensure that public property and public tax dollars are not used for these performances.
That’s something to celebrate.
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