Posted on March 12, 2021 at 11:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Books that frame gay, lesbian, transgender, and other sexual identities as a mental illness will no longer be sold on Amazon, the company has announced.

The Guardian reports that the Wall Street Journal first shared the information from a letter that the retailer sent to Republican senators.

Marco Rubio (Florida), Mike Lee (Utah), Mike Braun (Indiana), and Josh Hawley (Missouri) had asked why they couldn’t buy the book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan Anderson on Amazon.

In response, Amazon said that while it offered some books that customers might find objectionable, it has the right – and has exercised said right — not to sell any particular item.

The book’s publisher and its author, of course, disagreed with the decision, accusing Amazon of trying to shut down debate over the issue of gender dysphoria. 

“Amazon is using its massive power to distort the marketplace of ideas and is deceiving its own customers in the process,” they said.

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