Thursday, March 01, 2007

Library Rights for Gays

I almost spit my diet coke through my nose when I read the story "Nation's Gays Demand Right To Library Cards" - and yes I know it's from January, I'm behind on my Onion reading.

A few gems:

"Perhaps in 10 or 20 years we can talk about full library rights for all," said University of Florida Library and Information Sciences Professor Bruce Seitz, who co-authored the proposal. "If gays are issued cards too quickly, we could see a violent reactionary response, with millions of shocked and offended Americans cutting up their own cards and their children's cards."

"Among U.S. library-cardholders, at least 50 percent are guilty of repeatedly keeping overdue books, and that figure is probably conservative," Thomas said. "Many don't even use their library cards. Seems like straight people do a good enough job demeaning the institution of book-lending by themselves."

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