The majority of Colorado Democrats in the Colorado State House voted against a bill increasing penalties for indecent exposure when it occurs in the presence of a minor.
Democratic Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver objected to the bill and said the legislation could be used to prohibit drag shows and could cause harm to transgenders — those individuals who believe they were born into the wrong body.
During remarks in the Colorado House, Herod said the bill discriminates against transgender individuals who want to use a bathroom reserved for the opposite sex.
HB23-1135, introduced by two Democrats, would increase the penalty for indecent exposure from a class 1 misdemeanor to a class 6 felony, if committed in the presence of someone who is under 18.
Although 27 out of 46 Democratic representatives voted against the bill, it passed with unanimous support from Republicans.
Increasingly across the country, drag queen shows are targeting children as audiences. Many of the shows are highly sexualized, even if they don’t show actual genitalia.
For example, this drag show in Plano, Texas, performed in front of a child, would not be covered by the penalties proposed in the Colorado bill. It was filmed by Blaze TV’s Sara Gonzalez and blasts the lyrics by recording artist Lady, while the drag queen lifts her skirt to show undegarments.
“My pssy good, pssy sweet
Pssy good enough to eat…fck me all night”