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OK lawmaker sponsoring not okay legi-ghettoisation

by Jeremy Hooper

   Following up on her 2005 efforts to have gay-themed children's books as marginalized as their human counterparts, Oklahoma Representative Sally Kern (pic.) is now sponsoring a bill that would withhold state funding from public libraries that don't move homo-friendly literature out of their children's sections.

Which is, of course, brilliant. After all, if a kid can't find a one-sided view in a library, where can they find it? And just think about it -- what if a kid were to stumble on a book like Heather Has Two Mommies and led to believe that they should respect the trio of lassies as part of the spectrum of normalcy? Where would we be then? The mental image that conjures up is so accepting, I can almost feel a gold ban on my left ring finger just thinking about it.

If Ms. Kern's genius bill passes in the House, it will head to the Senate for consideration. If it passes there, the Velveteen Rabbit will reportedly change into a fleece pullover and baggy jeans, out of fear that if he doesn't "butch it up," he may be ousted from his home and shipped to the new shelf ghetto. Stand strong, Vel.

Gay materials targeted in Oklahoma library bill [AP via Advocate]

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