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It’s 2022 and Two Books Are on Trial for ‘Obscenity’

Two books are currently on trial in Virginia for obscenity. In 2022, that sentence should be shocking. Yet, last month, a Virginia resident initiated obscenity proceedings against two acclaimed books, Gender Queer: A Memoir and A Court of Mist and Fury.

June 29, 2022