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Texas faces lawsuits over ‘unconstitutional’ anti-drag law

Co-Founder, President & CEO, Tammi Wallace, was interviewed by Channel 2 about the lawsuit that the Chamber and other plaintiff's filed against SB 12, the Drag Ban Bill.

Texas is facing two federal lawsuits over an anti-drag law, set to take effect on Sept. 1.

The new law, passed during the 88th legislative session, will criminalize performers who put on sexually explicit shows as well as businesses that host the shows when those performances happen in front of children.

Performers could end up in jail and businesses could face fines of up to $10,000 for violating the new law.

The ACLU of Texas and the Texas Civil Rights Project have both filed lawsuits to block the ban from taking effect.

“Drag is not a crime. Performing is not a crime. This has happened for decades,” Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce co-founder and CEO Tammi Wallace said.


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