DeSantis weighs ordering child protective services to investigate parents who take kids to drag shows
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested he is open to empowering the state's child protective services to investigate parents who take their children to drag shows.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Wednesday that he might urge the state's child protective services to investigate parents who take their children to drag shows.
When asked by reporters whether he would support proposed legislation from a Florida state representative that would punish parents who take their children to such performances, the governor said he has asked his staff to look into the idea.
"We have child protective statutes on the books," the governor said. "We have laws against child endangerment."
DeSantis signs bill limiting discussion of LGBTQ issues in classroomsMarch 28, 202201:28“It used to be kids would be off-limits. Used to be everybody agreed with that,” DeSantis continued. “Now it just seems like there’s a concerted effort to be exposing kids more and more to things that are not age appropriate.”
The debate over whether minors should be allowed to watch drag performances began Saturday after videos showing young children attending a Dallas drag show, and tipping performers with cash, emerged on social media.