Article Title

County library district opposes Measure 9

Newspaper

News-Times (Newport)

Date

9-23-1992

Location

Newport, Oregon

Participants

Deidre Conkling, District Librarian; Susan Garner; Lincoln Co. Library District Board of Trustees; Oregon Citizens Alliance; Dani Wilke, Lincoln County Human Rights Coalition

Abstract

The Lincoln County Library District Board of Trustees adopted a resolution opposing Ballot Measure 9, and urged citizens to vote against the measure. The board stated its responsibility to oppose censorship and protect intellectual freedom. If passed, the controversial amendment to Oregon’s Constitution could require the removal of books about homosexuality. The Oregon Citizens Alliance threatened to remove ‘certain offensive books’ when a similar measure was adopted in Springfield, Oregon.

Keywords

censorship, challenges, homosexuality, Oregon Constitution

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