Uncle Bobby's Wedding

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Artist: Sarah Brannen

Year: 2012

Date of Action: October, 2012

Region: North America

Location: Bretwood, Missouri

Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies: Library Patron

Description of Artwork: "Uncle Bobby's Wedding" is a children's book about two hamsters who have a gay wedding. One of the hamster's niece is perplexed by her uncle's alternative marriage; however, her confusion is resolved upon realizing her Uncle's love for his groom.

The Incident: An angry public library patron demanded that the picture book be removed due to its positive portrayal of same-sex marriage.

Results of Incident: Despite the patron's protests, the text was kept in the library.