Amazon has stopped selling books that frame transgender and other gender and sexual identities as mental illnesses, reports CBS News.
The company explained its decision in a letter to a group of conservative Republican lawmakers, who had questioned why Amazon removed the book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.”
Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Mike Braun of Indiana and Mike Lee of Utah wrote a letter to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in February asking why Amazon had removed the book, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Amazon’s response: “We carefully consider the content we make available in our stores, and we review our approach regularly… we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.”
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