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Library bill returns to Idaho House

Posted on AllSides March 11th, 2024
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Yet another attempt to restrict minors from checking out quote “harmful” books from libraries is heading to the House floor. The latest bill is largely similar to one introduced in January by Rep. Jaron Crane (R-Nampa), who also sponsors this iteration. Books containing sexual acts or depictions of nudity, regardless of their literary value when considered as a whole, would be considered obscene. Many examples provided in the past focus on books with LGBTQ characters and themes or sex education materials. If a single person complains, a library has 30...

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