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Alabama librarians in danger of arrest for books, defend contents as not containing indecent material

Librarians in Alabama are concerned about a bill that would impose restrictions on the availability of certain books in schools and public libraries. The bill, HB385, would require librarians to remove “obscene” materials within seven days or potentially face criminal charges and fines. This has sparked criticism from library professionals who argue that the bill infringes on free speech and could result in the censorship of diverse voices. Critics also claim that the bill unfairly targets LGBTQ-affirming books and could have far-reaching implications on public education and First Amendment rights. The bill is currently being considered in the Senate.


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