Article Title

Rally raps 9 as threat to books, free ideas

Authors

Newspaper

The Oregonian (Portland)

Date

10-25-1992

Location

Portland, Oregon

Participants

Judith Barrington, poet; Doris Fong, Benson High; Scott Lively, Oregon Citizens Alliance

Photo Description

Protesters on steps of Multnomah County Library with "Rally for the Right to Read" banner

Photo Caption

Hundreds of librarians and book enthusiasts rally against Measure 9 Saturday at the Multnomah County Library in downtown Portland.

Abstract

Protesters against Measure 9 marched through downtown Portland and gathered to rally for the right to read. Participants in the march carried books about homosexuality they fear could be banned from libraries if Measure 9 passes. The measure would amend the state constitution, prohibiting state and local government agencies from using funds or property to encourage homosexuality. Supporters of the initiative argue that the protections of the First Amendment will not be threatened.

Keywords

censorship, challenges, homosexuality, Oregon Constitution

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