New TX “drag” law


(1) “Sexual conduct” means:

(A) the exhibition or representation, actual or simulated, of sexual acts, including vaginal sex, anal sex, and masturbation;

(B) the exhibition or representation, actual or simulated, of male or female genitals in a lewd state, including a state of sexual stimulation or arousal;

(C) the exhibition of a device designed and marketed as useful primarily for the sexual stimulation of male or female genitals;

(D) actual contact or simulated contact occurring between one person and the buttocks, breast, or any part of the genitals of another person; or

(E) the exhibition of sexual gesticulations using accessories or prosthetics that exaggerate male or female sexual characteristics.

(2) “Sexually oriented performance” means a visual performance that:

(A) features:

(i) a performer who is nude, as defined by Section 102.051, Business & Commerce Code; or

(ii) any other performer who engages in sexual conduct; and

(B) appeals to the prurient interest in sex.

(b) A person commits an offense if, regardless of whether compensation for the performance is expected or received, the person engages in a sexually oriented performance:

(1) on public property at a time, in a place, and in a manner that could reasonably be expected to be viewed by a child; or

(2) in the presence of an individual younger than 18 years of age.

(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

Added by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 931 (S.B. 12), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2023.

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This is the part that I am emphasizing.

I don’t even know what means but I’m sure that’s point.

Suppose a biological male wears a dress with fake boobs and does a sexually oriented dance in public with kids present.


Seems like it could be.

What if Elvis did his usual dance routine while throwing a sock in his pants?


More than 3 thrusts is prohibited.

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Looks like it.

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Whats a sexualy oriented dance?

Also, didn’t a judge put a hold on this?

Sounds like it.

Something like this

So Houston’s famous strip clubs are shutting down?

According to this law, they have to.

Texas is an embarrassment these days, at least on the political front.

No because children aren’t allowed in those.

Remember this part:

Ah, got it.

Still seems like a solution in search of a problem.

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That’s because it is.

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If this was the law back in the 80s, I would have been arrested multiple times a day, every day from the age of 12 until at least age, uhh, 50.

Simulated masturbation? Simulated sex? Every single day of high school.

I must be missing some of the legalese that keeps high schoolers from being arrested. My eyes glaze over when I read the law…

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It applies to those under 18, not adults. You guys can still go to your strip clubs and drag shows. You just can’t bring the children.

I’d bet it bothers you that most folks have more fun than you.

Sanctimonious people are usually the worst in real life.