Banning LGBT Children’s Books: What Does The U.S. Constitution Have to Say About That?

Great point, never considered it that way before: “Exposure to many different ideas doesn’t brainwash people. It’s the exposure to only one idea or belief system that does.”

The Misfortune Of Knowing

Two Books

Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell, et al v. Hodges, which made it clear that our Constitution’s 14th Amendment guarantees marriage equality, a community in Texas made headlines for both its clerk’s initial refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses and for demands made by certain members who wanted two LGBT-themed children’s books removed from the shelves of the public library.

Those two books are My Princess Boy and This Day in June.*

So far, the county library has declined to remove the two books, but the matter may be reconsidered later this month when the county’s board of commissioners meets.

Whatever those families may personally believe, why do they think it’s necessary to demand the removal of books that present a different viewpoint? Those who don’t like the messages in My Princess Boy or This Day in June can teach their own children…

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