From the Idaho Statesman:
The Nampa Public Library Board has voted to permanently remove two sex education books from library shelves, storing them instead in the library director's office and making them available only on request.
The board voted 3-2 Monday to have "The New Joy of Sex" and "The Joy of Gay Sex" kept off shelves for good, following up on a March meeting when the board voted to temporarily move the books to the director's office.
It sounds like local politics may have made quite an impact on this situation: according to the article, the books were challenged back in 2006 and the board voted unanimously to keep them. Since then, though, the Nampa mayor appointed three new board members -- and when the books were challenged again, all three voted to keep the books off the shelves.
The bit that really doesn't make any sense to me is this: one of the new board members said that this vote didn't set a precedent for future challenges, and that she would "not vote now, or ever, to consign them to the same fate as the two titles of discussion today". ("Them" being books challenged in the future, I assume.) If she voted to keep these books off the shelves this time around, then how can she know that she wouldn't vote the same way again? And how in the world does it not set a precedent?
Maybe it's just too early in the morning for my pathetically tiny brain.