DeSantis, citing a 1947 cross-dressing law, is seeking to revoke a restaurant’s liquor license after a video of children attending a drag brunch emerged
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has filed a lawsuit against a Miami restaurant that hosts a weekly brunch after children were seen at the event.
According to The Hill, the video was posted by LibsofTikTok, a right-wing social media account.
In the complaint obtained by the news agency, DeSantis alleged that R House violated state law and cited a 1947 state Supreme Court ruling that “men posing as women” in a “suggestive and indecent” manner constitutes a public nuisance.
To press conference On Wednesday, DeSantis said the state’s Department of Business and Occupational Regulation investigated the restaurant and found “not only were there minors there…the bar had a kids’ menu.”
Drag shows have become the target of Republican lawmakers seeking to introduce anti-LGBTQ legislation not just in the state of Florida, but across the country. In June, Florida Representative Anthony Sabatini tweeted he would propose legislation that would make it a crime and end the parental rights of any adult who brings a child to these perverted sex shows.
The Hill reported that R House’s liquor license could be revoked if the complaint is successful.
Speaking to the Miami Herald, the restaurant said it hoped to resolve the incident and called it a “misunderstanding”.
R House and DeSantis did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.