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In a nutshell, Amazon.com recently (like this past week?) classified a bunch of gay-themed books as "adult" and therefore stripped them of their sales rankings and prevented them from coming up in some searches. Some of these books are actually adult but a lot of them are not. Hetero romance novels remain NOT classified as adult. Because everyone knows gay people are inherently all sexual and inappropriate and whatnot.

This same idea played a huge part in the Yes on 8 campaign: "if we don't force gay people back into the closet, your kids might find out they exist! And then you'll have to EXPLAIN things! To YOUR CHILDREN! And you hate talking to your children! Accurate information about humans makes baby Jesus cry."

Anyway, I sent an e-mail to Amazon and I don't really have the energy to talk about it any more right now. I'm just going to link to [livejournal.com profile] springheel_jack because he has a bunch of good links.

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