Update - See Sept 13 post for ACLU complaint
Let's just hope that the facts reported by the Associated Press aren't completely accurate. It says that a Honolulu man was banned from the Hawaii State Library for a year for looking at gayhawaii.com, a site with information on events, travel etc. The ACLU has filed suit on his behalf on Tuesday. If anyone has more info, like the legal complaint, let me know.
From the article:
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Carlos Hernandez, a Honolulu man who said he was banned from the Hawaii State Library for a year for using its computers to access a gay and lesbian Web site; and The Center, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
Hernandez was using a computer at the library on May 18 when a security guard issued a written warning telling him he was being banned for one year because he was viewing a pornographic Web site, according to the lawsuit.
Hernandez and the Center say the Web site, www.gayhawaii.com, is not a pornographic site, but a resource with information on events, travel, real estate and other services for the gay community.
The Center complained, and was told by a library official that the security guard issued the warning because the Web site contained photos of men without shirts, the lawsuit said.
ACLU challenges Hawaii law allowing ban on visiting public places, B.J. Reyes Associated Press
Sept. 7, 2004 06:00 PM