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Ulster County Legislature passes 'Drag is Not a Crime Act'

Jul 20, 2023 12:53 am

WTEN reports that the Ulster County Legislature unanimously adopted the “Drag is Not a Crime Act” on July 18, to protect drag performers. The Act adds gender expression to the Ulster County Human Rights Law. Ulster County Legislature Vice Chair Peter Criswell said, “By passing this proposed local law, we are announcing to the country that Ulster County is a welcoming place for everyone to live and express themselves, as they truly are without fear of discrimination.... I am grateful to those who gave public comment, sent emails, letters, and postcards, and called their legislator in favor of this law.” Recently the Woodstock Library held a drag story hour, which went on after the board mulled complaints that did not want the show to go on. Read the full story at the WTEN website.

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