Article Title

Librarians rally in Portland against Measure 9

Authors

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

10-25-1992

Location

Salem, Oregon

Participants

Diane Claus-Smith, Salem school district; Doris Fong, Benson High; Lon Mabon, Oregon Citizens Alliance; Jim Scheppke, Oregon State Librarian; Craig Smith, Oregon State Library;

Abstract

School librarians and booksellers marched through downtown Portland in protest against Measure 9. They urged voters to protect youth from censorship of books by rejecting this measure that is promoted by the Oregon Citizens Alliance, a Christian fundamentalist group. If passed, the measure would amend the state constitution, prohibiting state and local government agencies from using funds or property to encourage homosexuality. Some gay teachers fear they may be fired or removed from classrooms.

Keywords

censorship, challenges, homosexuality, Oregon Constitution

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