The Student Association Resolution was stated
rather facetiously: “Whereas, students engage in a lot of
promiscuous sex on this campus (granted, not as much as at
Albany) . . . .” It also stated that failure to stock
pornographic videos “could be deemed as a violation of one’s
First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of
expression.” Apparently, similar requests had been made in the
past. It was possible to read the Student Association statement
as open to the interpretation that in fact refusal to stock these
sorts of films was not a violation of freedom of expression, or
an example of censorship, but an administrative decision based on
appropriateness regarding time, place, and manner. Binghampton’s
President made just that interpretation, pointing out that X-
rated videos are easily available not far from campus.