The Republican is taking this step after a drag show especially made for children caused quite a stir in conservative circles. A gay bar in Dallas held this "family-friendly" drag show as the opening of Pride month.
"The events of this past weekend have been horrific and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children," Slaton said in a statement. "As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show.
According to Slaton, the new law should protect children. Other Republicans also shared their outrage. Florida MP Lauren Boebert tweeted, "take your kids to church, not drag shows."
The law does not stand alone. In recent times, Republicans in several states have introduced numerous laws that restrict LGBT+ individuals from expressing themselves. In Florida, talking about LGBT+ issues in the classroom has been banned and Republicans in Congress are calling for a TV warning for LGBT+ content.