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Georgia Senate passes bill banning American Library Association from state libraries

Author: Donald Padgett

Republican state senators in Georgia on Thursday passed a bill that would force state libraries to cut ties with the American Library Association. Senate Bill 390 was passed by a vote of 33-20 vote with no support from Democratic senators. The bill’s supporters cited the ALA’s progressive policies and Emily Drabinski, the group’s lesbian president, as motivation for the legislation.

“I tweeted that I was a ‘Marxist lesbian”’ when I won, and I absolutely am a Marxist, and absolutely am a lesbian, but I got a ton of blowback, which is not great,” Drabinski said in an interview with Red Fault in 2022, adding “we have to be brave, we have to be willing to fight” against the “totally hardcore racist ideals” of the right wing.

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Author: Donald Padgett

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