Article Title

Library board votes to keep books

Newspaper

The Bulletin (Bend)

Date

7-7-1993

Challenged Material

The Arizona kid by Ronald Koertge, Being homosexual: gay men and their development by Richard Isay, After the ball: How America will conquer its hatred and fear of homosexuals in the '90s by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen

Reading Level

young adult, adult

Location

Bend

Participants

Dorothy Oak, Deschutes County Library, Deschutes County Library Board

Outcome

Retained

Abstract

Dorothy Oak, a citizen of Bend, challenged 17 books about homosexuality and asked that they be removed from the Deschutes County Library. Members of the Central Oregon Coalition for Human Dignity, a civil rights organization, attended the meeting and asked the board to keep them. The library board supported Library Director Ralph Delamarter's recommendation to retain the books.

Keywords

immorality, religious convictions, Measure 9, personal beliefs, library selection policy, sexual orientation

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