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NCAC Joins Book Groups in Protesting Restrictions on Books in Topeka Library

By |2020-01-03T13:20:08-05:00March 5th, 2009|Blog|

We’ve been covering challenges to several books about sex in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.  In February, the library board voted to restrict The Joy of Sex, The Joy of Gay Sex, The Lesbian Kama Sutra, and Sex for Busy People, removing them from general circulation in the health section of the library. Svetlana wrote then, While restricting [...]

Board decides to restrict access to ‘Sex for Busy People,’ ‘The Lesbian Kama Sutra,’ ‘The Joy of Sex’ and ‘The Joy of Gay Sex’

By |2019-03-07T22:39:53-05:00February 20th, 2009|Blog|

In January, we reported on a Topeka, Kansas woman’s push to move books about sexuality to a restricted section. As Rebecca wrote then, “Restricting books may seem like a fine compromise, but it has a serious chilling effect on library patrons’ reading selection, and adopting such a policy would permit one person to enforce her views on everyone else.” Yesterday, [...]


By |2019-03-13T15:17:26-04:00January 29th, 2009|Blog|

A woman in Topeka, Kansas, has requested that the library board restrict other adults' access to four books in the adult section of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.  The sexual content in The Joy of Sex, Sex for Busy People, The Lesbian Kama Sutra, and The Joy of Gay Sex is fully protected under the First Amendment. The [...]

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