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Idaho library to
keep The Joy of Gay Sex on shelves

Idaho library to
keep The Joy of Gay Sex on shelves

Conservatives have failed to remove several books they found objectionable from the shelves of Nampa, Idaho's public library. Since November, some parents have voiced concerns over The Joy of Sex, The Joy of Gay Sex, and other books available at the public library. Most of the more than 20 people who showed up to hear the library board's decision on whether to remove the books or not were in support of pulling the books, including Nampa Mayor Tom Dale and a spokesman for the city council. But the board members weren't having any of it: In a three-to-one vote on Monday, the board chose to keep the books on the shelves, offering what they felt was a compromise--deciding to place the books on the top shelf, out of the reach of children, and do continuous re-shelving walks through of the library, making sure the questionable books weren't lying around. Lorrie Bershears, a board member for the National Association of Social Workers, says the issue comes down to censorship and parents keeping closer eye on their own children. (Sirius OutQ News)

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