ADDED ON: 01/21/2023

North Dakota Anti-LGBTQ Bill Would Imprison Librarians for Not Removing Books

01/20/2023 | Truthout

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have introduced a bill that would jail librarians for keeping books on their shelves that include images depicting gender identity or sexual orientation. House Bill 1205, introduced by Republican state Reps. Mike Lefor and Vicky Steiner, would prohibit books at public libraries that include images of sexual activity, including sexual intercourse. The bill would also ban books that are “sexually explicit,” and includes under that vague terminology any books with images related to gender identity or LGBTQ themes — topics that are not considered “sexually explicit” by most legal definitions.


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