Virginia Politico Seeks Restraining Order Against Barnes & Noble for LGBTQ Books

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Sunday May 29, 2022
Originally published on May 27, 2022

Madison Cawthorn (left) appears in a campaign ad for congressional candidate Tommy Altman.
Madison Cawthorn (left) appears in a campaign ad for congressional candidate Tommy Altman.   (Source:https://www.tommy4va.com/)

A Virginia state delegate and congressional candidate have a bone to pick with Barnes & Noble.

As Fox 8 reported, the book retailer might be facing a legal fight in Virginia because it sells two LGBTQ-focused books.

"In a Facebook post, attorney and state delegate Tim Anderson and his client Tommy Altman, a congressional candidate in the district around Virginia Beach, said 'the Virginia Beach Circuit Court has found probable cause that the books 'Gender Queer' and 'A Court of Mist and Fury' are obscene to unrestricted viewing by minors,'" Fox 8 reports.


The post says that Altman has directed Anderson's office to "seek a restraining order" between Barnes and Noble and Virginia Beach Schools to stop the sale of those books to minors without parental consent.

Yes, a restraining order against Barnes & Noble.

"We are in a major fight. Suits like this can be filed all over Virginia. There are dozens of books. Hundreds of schools," Altman explains in the Facebook post reads.

Bookriot reports that the two books are neither pornographic nor obscene, but that hasn't stopped the faux outrage.

Barnes & Noble has yet to respond to the legal actions taken.