California Proposition Calling For Executions of Gays and Lesbians May Be Given Chance to be on Ballot

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California State Attorney Kamala Harris looks likely to be forced to let petitioners decide if gay people should be executed.

SFGate reports that Matt McLaughlin, a lawyer from Huntington Beach in Orange County, California paid his $200 filing fee Feb. 26 to submit the “Sodomite Suppression Act” to the voters. Declaring it is “better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God’s just wrath,” it would require that anyone who touches a person of the same gender for sexual gratification be put to death by “bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”

The policy would make the “monstrous evil” that is homosexuality a crime punishable by death with “bullets to the head” or whatever form of execution is most “convenient.”

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Under Californian law, Once the sponsor has paid the required fee, the state directs the attorney general to prepare a title and a maximum 100-word summary of the initiative and forward it to the secretary of state for a 90-day period of public signature-gathering. The secretary of state’s website says Harris is scheduled to take those actions by about May 4.

Once formally approved, McLaughlin will be able to begin the process of attempting to obtain the required 365,000 for the proposition to make 2016’s general election ballot.

The wording of the initiative can be read in full here

Article | Levi Joule.

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