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Virginia lawmaker calls on Barnes & Noble, schools to stop selling, lending ‘Gender Queer’ book to minors
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A Virginia lawmaker is seeking a restraining order to prevent bookstore Barnes & Noble as well as Virginia Beach Schools from selling or loaning the books "Gender Queer" and "A Court of Mist and Fury," alleging the books have "obscene" content.
Tim Anderson, an attorney and state delegate, said in a tweet on Wednesday that the Virginia Beach Circuit Court found probable cause that the books "Gender Queer" and "A Court of Mist and Fury" are "obscene for unrestricted viewing by minors."
Anderson said that his client, Tommy Altman, has directed his law office to seek a restraining order against Virginia Beach Schools and Barnes & Noble to "enjoin them from selling or loaning these books to minors without parent consent."
The lawmaker and lawyer pointed to screenshots of several portions of both books that use sexual language.
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