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Texas lawmakers OK bill that aims to keep sexually explicit material out of school libraries

Approved by both chambers, the bill is now on its way to the governor. Unless he vetoes it, the bill will become law, which means book vendors will have to assign ratings to books based on depictions or references to sex.

Vandegrift High School's library in Austin on March 2, 2022.

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