Please, vote NO on HB9 when it comes up in the Criminal Justice Committee on February 7.
I support the First Amendment. Freedom of artistic expression is an important American value that we all cherish. So I cannot support the government overreach of this legislation.
This bill is so broad that it could end up restricting and criminalizing a variety of performances. Drag performances are not dangerous and do not deserve the kind of scrutiny exhibited in this bill. I do not want the government determining what kinds of clothing and costumes people wear.
We already have laws about adult entertainment. We don't need to add confusion in our many law enforcement jurisdictions by adopting this measure.
Thank you for considering my views.
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