What a great week of firsts for Montana!
The Mountain West state just became the first in the nation to officially ban drag queen story hours in public schools and public libraries.
David French is hardest hit.
Montana's law is unique because — while it defines such an event as one hosted by a drag king or drag queen who reads children's books to minor children — it does not require a sexual element to be banned.
Of course "drag" by nature is sexual and disordered. So Montana is right. There doesn't need to be anything other than a man dressed as a woman to make this inappropriate for children.
And we're talking about public schools and libraries.
Montana asked the simple question, why should the state sponsor this "queering" of the state's youth?
Answer, they don't have to and they're not going to.
The bill, which was co-sponsored by more than half of the Republican-controlled legislature, took immediate effect after Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed it on Monday.
Gianforte signed the bill because he "believes it's wildly inappropriate for little kids, especially preschoolers and kids in elementary school, to be exposed to sexualized content," spokesperson Kaitlin Price said in a statement.
This law is going to be challenged by LGBT+ advocacy groups on free speech grounds. As if free speech includes the right to sexually groom kids in government-funded children's education.
Montana originally introduced a Florida and Tennessee-style bill that banned sexualized drag performances with children present but decided to focus this law specifically on protecting children in schools and libraries.
Hopefully, other states will follow Montana's lead and ban these drag queen story hours because they are groomer events that hurt kids.