A proposed bill in Canada would ban protests and other “offensive” remarks against drag queen performances. The “Protecting 2SLGBTQI+ Communities Act” was unveiled Tuesday during a press conference attended by drag queens. The bill was proposed by MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam, a member of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Ontario.
Tam’s reasoning behind authoring the bill is that there have been threats and attacks toward this community in recent times, so measures must be taken to protect them. During her brief talk at the podium, there was no mention of other protests against other groups that could be considered threatening in nature. Critics of the bill say that this would restrict the right to protest and freedom of speech which are both protected under the Canadian constitution.
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