Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Courts Speak

. . . if a parent wishes to prevent her child from reading a particular book, that parent can and should accompany the child to the Library, and should not prevent all children in the community from gaining access to constitutionally protected materials. Where First Amendment rights are concerned, those seeking to restrict access to information should be forced to take affirmative steps to shield themselves from unwanted materials; the onus should not be on the general public to overcome barriers to their access to fully-protected information.
US District Court in Texas, in Sund v. City of Wichita Falls (121 F.Supp.2d 530), a decision ordering Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy's Roommate back to the children's shelves of the public library.

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