Article Title

Measure 9 prompts book battle

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

11-1-1992

Location

Salem, Oregon

Participants

Christian Coalition Oregon; Diane Claus-Smith, North Salem High; Bruce Fein; Darrell Fuller, Oregon Citizens Alliance; Mel George, OSU; George Happ, Salem Public Library; Ellen Lowe, "No on 9" Campaign; Al Mobley

Abstract

Librarians fear that Measure 9 will lead to censorship of library collections, particularly elementary and secondary school libraries. The measure prohibits the use of government property or money to promote or facilitate homosexuality. Books that are judged inappropriate for children will likely be removed from libraries. Fred A. Stickel, president and publisher of The Oregonian, makes an appeal to voters to reject the anti-gay rights measure.

Keywords

censorship, challenges, homosexuality, Oregon Constitution

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