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Ridgeland Alderman Meeting 2/15/22 Gene McGee
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City of Ridgeland Signs Library Contract, Averting Ridgeland Library Shutdown

The City of Ridgeland has signed a standalone contract with the Madison County Library System and sent a third-quarter payment that had previously been withheld. The payment averted a potential library shutdown and ended, for now, the long-running dispute between the library board and the city administration that began at the beginning of this year.

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Madison County Library System Receives Donor Funds, Ridgeland Contract Unclear

The Friends of the Ridgeland Library has now delivered half the $110,000 fund raised in support of the Madison County Library System. This money fills the hole left over after Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee defunded the library of the same amount following complaints against LGBTQ+ content in the collection and visible on the shelves, claiming an expired contract.

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Ridgeland Alderman Meeting 2/15/22 Gene McGee
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‘I Was Shocked’: Ridgeland Aldermen Proposing New Library Contract After Raucous Meeting

A Ridgeland Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled to address the city’s library contract quickly morphed into a raucous referendum on LGBTQ+ books and the actions of Mayor Gene McGee on Tuesday night. Twenty speakers took to a podium in front of a packed hall to speak their part before the board departed for an executive session, deliberating for over two hours out of the public eye.

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Ridgeland Mayor’s Plan to Ban ‘Homosexual Materials’ from Library Inspires UM Religion Talk

Professor of Religion Mary Thurlkill hosted a brown bag “Religion for Lunch” conversation on Feb. 1, 2022, to discuss Ridgeland (Miss.) Mayor Gene McGee’s demand that the local public library purge LGBTQ+ books or not receive the $110,000 in funding they are due. Several students, faculty and staff members attended the discussion, including Associate Religion Professor Fei Lan.

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