May 9, 2022

Senators Seek to Shield Children From LGBTQ Characters

A group of Senate Republicans is calling on the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board to help parents shield their children from LGBTQ characters by implementing a new rating.

“This radical and sexual sensation not only harms children, but also destabilizes and damages parental rights,” the senators wrote in a letter to Charles Rivkin, the chairman of the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board.

Republican Sens. Roger Marshall (KS), Mike Lee (UT), Mike Braun (IN), Steve Daines (MT), and Kevin Cramer (N.D.) signed the letter.

“Recently, a video emerged showing a prominent executive at children’s entertainment giant Disney saying she supports having ‘many, many, many LGBTQIA+ characters in our stories.’ To the detriment of children, gender dysphoria has become sensationalized in the popular media and television with radical activists and entertainment companies,” the senators wrote.  

The lawmakers requested a response by May 18 and an in-person briefing with the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board.


GOP senators want TV rating ‘update’ amid LGBTQ character push

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