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Battle of the books: Opposing factions disagree on Measure 9's impact on libraries

6 October 1992


Measure 9, if passed, would prohibit Oregon from establishing Civil Rights protections based on sexual preference. Supporters of Measure 9 want to protect children from materials that promote homosexuality as normal and acceptable. School libraries contain a range of books, including classic literature and novels that have homosexual passages or themes (see the list prepared by Portland School District). Librarians fear that many books in school and public collections will be challenged and removed.


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