House GOP bill seeks to ban tax dollars for sexually explicit children's material
The legislation would allow parents to file a lawsuit against any public or private entity that uses federal tax dollars for sexually explicit children's programs.
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More than 30 House Republicans have introduced legislation to keep federal tax dollars from funding sexually explicit material for children under 10.
House GOP Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson introduced the "Stop the Sexualization of Children Act of 2022."
The Louisiana lawmaker's measure targets any depiction of sexual activity or genitalia and "any topic involving sexual orientation, gender identity, gender dysphoria or related subjects," according to an announcement Tuesday about the bill.
The legislation would allow parents to file a lawsuit against any public or private entity that uses federal tax money for programs or materials.
The departments of Defense and Health and Human Services reportedly have each funded drag shows for children. The Republican lawmakers sponsoring the measure say funding for children "should be used to keep our country healthy and safe, not to stage burlesque shows."
"The Democrat Party and their cultural allies are on a misguided crusade to immerse young children in sexual imagery and radical gender ideology," Johnson said.