Virginia Beach, Virginia 2022-05-19 16:34:33 –
(WGHP) — Book retailers may be facing a legal dispute in Virginia over the sale of certain YA books.
According to a Facebook postTim Anderson, a lawyer and member of the House of Representatives, and his client, Tommy Altman, a candidate for parliament in the Virginia Beach area, said:GenderqueerAnd “The Court of Fog and Anger” are obscene for unlimited viewing by minors. ”
The post further asks Altman’s office to “seek a restraint order against Barnes & Noble and Virginia Beach School” to stop selling or lending these books to minors without parental consent. He states that he has instructed.
“We are in a big fight. Such proceedings can be filed across Virginia. There are dozens of books. Hundreds of schools,” the Facebook post said. increase.
Bookriot report Neither of these books contains pornographic material, It also doesn’t fit the obscene definition.
According to BookRiot, Barnes & Noble has not yet responded to the legal action taken.
When did this story begin Victoria Manning, a member of the school board, complained about “genderqueer” and other titles. And it was pulled from the school shelves.
The proceedings take a step further in the fight over which content is considered appropriate for minors. This is the first time that one of these actions has targeted private businesses rather than schools.
Anderson also posted screenshots of both books and scans of restraint orders.
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