SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A library board on Long Island reversed a decision made earlier this week to remove Pride Month displays from the system’s children’s sections shortly after Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered a state human rights investigation. The Smithtown Library board of trustees had been under fire since voting Tuesday to remove the displays, which included picture books like “Pink is for Boys” and “Pride Puppy.” The board voted 4-2 at an emergency meeting Thursday night to rescind the removal order for children’s sections. Hochul earlier Thursday directed the state Division of Human Rights to launch an immediate investigation into the initial action.
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