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Looking Out: South Carolina House votes to punish colleges for assigning LGBT-themed books
Looking Out: South Carolina House votes to punish colleges for assigning LGBT-themed books

Some South Carolina lawmakers weren't thrilled to learn that two public universities assigned books with gay and lesbian themes as reading for students.   So, in a state budget approved Wednesday by the South Carolina House of Representatives, legislators cut both schools' book-buying budgets. The budget will now go to the South Carolina Senate. Like many colleges these days, both the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate have first-year reading programs that have freshmen read the same book and discuss it on campus. For 2013, the College of Charleston assigned "Fun Home," Alison Bechdel's brilliant graphic memoir...

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