Washington CNN —Tennessee is set to become the first state this year to enact legislation to restrict public drag show performances. Tennessee’s is the first of nearly a dozen such bills presently working their way through GOP-led state legislatures. Tennessee Republican state Sen. Jack Johnson, who sponsored the legislation, previously told CNN that his legislation “is not anti-drag. It is pro-child.”“I am carrying the legislation to protect children from being exposed to sexually explicit drag shows that are inappropriate for minor audiences. At a news conference on Monday, Lee ignored a question about whether he had once dressed in drag but rejected any comparisons between the purported image and the drag show legislation.