This topic is a space to debate and discuss “bothsides-isms,” when someone introduces an argument that attempts to contextualize bad behavio(u)r by attempting to point out that the other sides does it, too.
But, no, they aren’t. Blue states are not attempting to ban books, or to persecute groups of people for wanting to stock library shelves with certain kinds of books, or for wanting to have people they hate read certain kinds of books. This is a right-wing effort, pure and simple.
The president of the North Carolina Bar Association faced immense backlash from the group’s committee for LGBTQ+ equality this week, after he canceled a planned drag trivia night and suggested that the committee “present both sides” of the debate about drag culture instead.