Saturday, December 04, 2004

ALA Responds

ALA has now officially weighed in on the idiotic proposal by an Alabama state lawmaker to ban all books mentioning gays from public and state university libraries:

It is alarming and discouraging that Alabama state Representative Gerald Allen is proposing to ban books about lesbian and gay people from public libraries, schools and universities. Not only is the bill unworkable, it is discriminatory and unconstitutional.

"Libraries are for everyone - of all backgrounds and viewpoints - and provide a broad spectrum of materials from which to choose. This is what makes libraries the most democratic of institutions in this country.

The full statement is available on the ALA Web site. This is one case where I agree with ALA's position entirely.


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