Friday, May 13, 2005

♫ Oooooh-klahoma, Where the Pols Ban Books They Think Are Gay ♫

(title courtesy SpeakSpeak News) Now that Alabama's attempt to ban gay books has failed, Oklahoma decides to try a different tack.

The Oklahoma House of Reps passed a resolution that would ban books about gay families from the children’s sections of public libraries. The resolution asks libraries to “confine homosexually themed books and other age-inappropriate material to areas exclusively for adult access and distribution.”

Resolutions are not laws, and are typically reserved for such hard-hitting action as naming the Month of May Arthritis Awareness Month, or “commending the Frontier High School Mustangs boys and girls basketball teams for winning the Class A Championship; congratulating them for being only the fifth high school to win both the boys and girls championship in the same year; and directing distribution [of the resolution to the public].”

Full story here.Now