Mar 12, 2021

Amazon will not sell books that 'frame sexual identity as mental illness'

Amazon has said that it will not sell books that frame gender or sexual identities as mental illnesses. The retail giant was responding to Republican senators who asked why it had removed a book by a conservative author from all of its platforms. Amazon removed the book When Harry Became Sally, by Ryan Anderson and published in 2018, from its online stores, e-book and audio book platforms last month. The book sets out to answer "Questions arising from our transgender moment", its publisher, Encounter Books, says on its website. On Friday, Mr Anderson and Encounter Books criticised the decision in a joint statement, saying that "No good comes from shutting down a debate about important matters".

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