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   School District Bans Queer Books While Considering Putting Guns in Classrooms

                                      THE ADVOCATE
  https://www.advocate.com/news/2022/11/15/school-district-bans-lgbtq-books-considers-putting-guns-classrooms

By  Christopher Wiggins
November 15 2022   1:12 PM EST

Excerpts Below:  (To read the full article click THE ADVOCATE News Link above)
One Texas mom stood up and called out the conservative school board members for being afraid.

A school district in Texas has banned all books that mention the state of gender fluidity.

During a contentious meeting on Monday, the Keller Independent School District board voted to ban any book that mentions gender-fluid characters or descriptions and discussions of the term from all schools.

Library books that mention gender fluidity were banned in a 4-3 vote by the conservative-majority school board.

Public comment lasted nearly three hours before the board made its decision. More than 70 speakers shared their opinions, with both sides about equally represented.

Laney Hawes is a concerned mother of four children who served on the district’s committee that previously reviewed books that community members had flagged for review.

In August, when the Keller ISD abruptly ripped previously approved books from shelves, she told The Advocate that what was happening in her Texas community resulted from a manufactured culture war.

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