Sarah McCammon. Protesters at the College of Charleston rally against proposed state budget cuts on April House lawmakers in South Carolina have voted to slash funding for two of the state's largest public colleges in retaliation for the introduction of books with gay themes into the schools' freshman reading programs.
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The College of Charleston ran into trouble after assigning Alison Bechdel's acclaimed Fun Home to students; the graphic novel details Bechdel's coming out as a lesbian as a teenager, and her relationship with her closeted father. Lehane is one of many writers to have taken a photo of themselves wearing an "I'm speaking out; support academic freedom; fight government censorship" T-shirt as part of the Writers Speaking Out campaign launched by Out Loud's publisher Hub City Press. Because our so-called leaders should be funding our university system, not censoring it. And because the just nation we deserve is not the one the politicians are trying to twist into being in South Carolina.
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This article is from the archive of our partner. The House Ways and Means Committee budget went through full committee deliberations this week, and will undergo House floor deliberations beginning March 11, according to the budget schedule. The budget has not yet been finalized, and right now the proposals for withdrawing funds are tentative. The amount of money being withdrawn from the colleges equals the amount each school spent on their respective reading programs.