November 18, 2017

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Boycotts Texas Over Anti-Transgender Policies

From The Austin American-Statesman/Statesman.com:

2017-07-14_15-43-02The American Association of Law Libraries says its upcoming conference in Austin will be its last in Texas, unless the state reverses what it calls anti-LGBT policies.

“A commitment to diversity is one of AALL’s core values,” reads a letter from the association sent to Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio leaders. “The recently-signed bill to allow discrimination against LGBTQ families (HB 3859) and the pending anti-transgender ‘bathroom bill’ expected to be taken up during the Legislature’s special session, directly harm LGBTQ people. We cannot stand by as Texas enacts legislation that discriminates against this vulnerable community.

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Meetings & Conventions provides the full text of the letter that AALL President Ronald E. Wheeler Jr.’ sent to city leaders in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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