A Little Free Library contains banned books in Houston

Librarians Fear New Penalties, Even Prison, as Activists Challenge Books

Across the country, book challenges and bans have soared to the highest levels in decades, and lawmakers are considering new punishments.

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Drag artists host performance ahead of ban in Tennessee

Supreme Court Won’t Intervene in Dispute Over Drag Shows at Public University in Texas

The Texas college dispute first arose last year when the school’s president announced that drag performances would not be allowed on campus.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in President Joe Biden's bid to rescind a Trump-era immigration policy, in Washington

Judge Blocks Texas From Collecting Info on Trans Kids Receiving Gender-Affirming Care

The judge said in an order that providing the information would harm the group and its members in several ways, including violating their right of free speech.

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Rainbow flags fly across the street from the Stonewall Inn in New York

Pride Flags Would Be Largely Banned in Tennessee Classrooms Under New Bill

The proposal, which was passed by the GOP-led House, marks another development in the ongoing political battle over LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee.

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Slay Hate: Fight Back Tennessee rally

ACLU Settles for $500K With a Tennessee City in Fight Over an Anti-Drag Ordinance

In addition to the monetary settlement, the city also agreed to repeal the ordinance, which was designed to ban drag performances from taking place on public property.

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A rainbow U.S. flag is held up during a vigil for the Pulse night club victims in Orlando

GOP Lawmakers Seek to Ban Rainbow Flags in Florida Schools

Flag displays that depict a “racial, sexual orientation and gender, or political ideology viewpoint” would be banned from any state or local government building.

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pride parade

Opponents Want Montana Drag Reading Ban Declared Unconstitutional Without Trial

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris granted a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the law last month, saying it targets free speech and expression.

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Republican Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks in Des Moines

LGBTQ+ Rights Group Sues Over Iowa Law Banning School Books, Gender Discussion

Gov. Kim Reynolds, who signed the measure into law, defended it as “protecting children from pornography and sexually explicit content.”

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