Sarah Sanders signs measure prohibiting minors from ‘adult-oriented’ performances

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FILE – Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during her election night party, Nov. 8, 2022, in Little Rock, Ark. Sanders will be sworn in as Arkansas’ 47th governor on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, becoming the first woman to hold the post in her home state. (AP Photo/Will Newton, File) Will Newton/AP

Sarah Sanders signs measure prohibiting minors from ‘adult-oriented’ performances

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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders signed into law restrictions on “adult-oriented” performances on Friday.

The legislation, Senate Bill 43, defines an “adult-oriented performance” to include full or partial nakedness, real or simulated sexual activities, or the intentional exposure of “a specific anatomical area” or “prosthetic genitalia or breasts.”

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It states that “adult-oriented” performances should not occur on public property, allow minors to attend or participate, or use public funding.

The final bill signed by Sanders doesn’t mention drag shows or gender identity but adds restrictions and definitions to “adult-oriented” performances in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas joins several states in pushing forward measures to restrict inappropriate live content for minors.

Florida state officials recently have been pulling the liquor licenses of venues exposing children to sexually explicit drag shows.

Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a former White House press secretary, and was recently sworn in as governor in January.

She has spent her first few weeks as governor rapidly signing new conservative bills into law and has been pushing her signature Arkansas LEARNS bill, a universal school choice program.

She calls her education reform proposal “a blueprint for states across the country to look to on how we can improve education.”

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The legislation, which increases literary coaches and teacher salaries, bans instruction on topics about sexually explicit materials and works to eliminate critical race theory from classrooms, passed in the Arkansas Senate on Thursday afternoon with an overwhelming majority. The Arkansas House is expected to take up the legislation next week.

In one of her first acts as governor, Sanders banned state agencies from using the term “Latinx” in all government documents.

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