Marine Base Exchanges

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
8

The Marine Base Exchange regulations require that "books, periodicals, and recordings sold in exchanges should conform to generally accepted moral standards."[2234] The base commander is required to establish an offensive literature review board which periodically reviews "adult" publications and recordings and submits a report to the commander for his consideration.[2235] The base commander then determines what material will be made available at the base.[2236] Those "adult" publications which are sold are to be made available for sale in a manner which reduces public exposure and discourages browsing by patrons who are minors.[2237] Display methods consistent with this policy include behind the counter sales and display racks which only expose the title of the publication.[2238]

Notes

  1. Marine Corps Exchange Manual, Ch. 2, Sec. 11, p. 21108.
  2. Id.
  3. Id.; SALE OF "ADULT" TYPE LITERATURE. Commanders will ensure that "adult" type literature sold in Marine Corps exchanges is made available for sale in a manner which reduces public exposure and discourages browsing by patrons who are minors. One method of reducing public exposure to "adult" literature would be to place all such material behind the sales counter, posting notice to "inquire at the sales counter for adult literature." Another method would be to display the literature on the to shelf exposing only the titles.
  4. Marine Corps Exchange Manual, (May 1983), Ch. 2.

  5. Id., p. 21109.
  6. Id.