Topeka Library Board to Discuss Books about Sex

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The public library board in Topeka next month is scheduled to discuss whether to limit minors' access to four books about sex.

The Feb. 19 meeting of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library end a Topeka woman's nine years of work on the issue. Kim Borchers said in Tuesday's Topeka Capital-Journal that she's tired of the fight but is anxious to see the outcome of her latest effort.

Borchers and Kansans for Common Sense Policy late last year told the library that they believe the books are harmful to minors under Kansas law. They targeted "Sex for Busy People,'' "The Lesbian Kama Sutra,'' "The Joy of Sex'' and "The Joy of Gay Sex.''

The law prohibits exposing minors to obscene materials, but includes a provision defending schools and libraries from prosecution for making those materials available.


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