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Bill to ban ‘bad’ books, strip protections from teachers, librarians passes Indiana Senate

Posted on AllSides March 2nd, 2023
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Eric Weddle / WFYI

Senate lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would strip teachers and school librarians of a legal defense against charges that they distributed harmful material to minors. 

Senators debated the legislation for roughly two hours, with supporters of the bill arguing that it closes a loophole, and opponents expressing fear that it will criminalize teachers and librarians and have a chilling effect on the types of books available in schools.

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