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Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
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7/19/22  8:37 pm
Commenter: Anonymous

OPPOSE SB 656
 

No one should be making these decisions for other parents and readers. I trust parents to oversee the reading of their minor children. The state and librarians should not be in the position to limit what library users have access to. 

Virginia’s children deserve a public education that opens their minds to varied people and perspectives. They deserve to grow up into well-rounded individuals who can think for themselves, who value truth, diversity, equity, and justice, and who realize Virginia is better when it makes a space for all of its people. 

The historical precedents for censorship show us the dangers of this path. The libraries should remain a censorship free zone for all. 

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