Sen. Weiner’s office said it was a “joke.”
- California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-District 11) on Tuesday tweeted that he had an “idea” for a bill that would offer “Drag Queen Drag Queen 101 as part of the K-12 curriculum.”
- Sen. Wiener went on to say the legislation would make “Attending Drag Queen Story Time” something that “will satisfy the requirement.”
- Weiner was responding to a tweet from Texas Rep. Bryan Slaton, who had said: “Drag shows are no place for a child. I would never take my children to a drag show and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either. I will be filing legislation to address this issue in the new #txlege.”
- Rep. Slaton responded to Wiener’s comment, saying, “This man is a California legislator. He is clearly sick. Please join me in praying for him.”
- Wiener’s office told Fox News his remarks were a “joke.”
WHAT REP. SLATON WAS REFERRING TO:
- Rep. Slaton’s criticism of drag shows was in response to witnessing “several news stories and videos over the weekend in which underage Texas children were subjected to inappropriate sexual content by adults,” he explained.
- Slaton was referring to a recent event featuring “drag queens” at a Dallas gay bar during which children were in attendance. The June 4 event, titled “Drag The Kids To Pride,” was advertised as a “family-friendly pride experience” on Eventbrite.
- This is not the first time openly gay Sen. Weiner has targeted children with his legislation.
- Weiner proposed legislation (SB 866) in January that would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent. “Giving young people the autonomy to receive life-saving vaccines, regardless of their parents’ beliefs or work schedules, is essential for their physical and mental health,” Weiner said at the time. “It’s unconscionable for teens to be blocked from the vaccine because a parent either refuses or cannot take their child to a vaccination site.”
- “This to me seems to be another example of Democrats wanting to remove parents from the equation,” said Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher in opposition to Weiner’s bill. “I think that’s flawed policy. I think parents are vital to these decisions.”
- Sen. Weiner also introduced a bill that would require physicians and medical staff to undergo transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex cultural humility training, as well as legislation that would have gotten rid of a requirement that convicted sex offenders have to automatically register as sex offenders if their age is within 10 years of the minor victim, according to Fox News.
- “Wiener altered a bill to add protections for families from outside California who are seeking healthcare treatments for transgender minors following a slew of transgender-related bills in red states. In 2017, he also came out in support of a bill signed into law that reduces penalties for knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV,” Fox added.
- Sen. Weiner‘s District 11 includes all of San Francisco, Broadmoor, Colma, and Daly City, as well as portions of South San Francisco, according to his website.