California Kill Gays Initiative Gets Blasted By Attorney General Kamala Harris

March 28, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

California’s “Kill the Gays” initiative being pushed by Matt McLaughlin, a prominent lawyer, is creating a significant amount of controversy. California Attorney General Kamala Harris is pleading with a judge to block the initiative called “Sodomite Suppression Act,” which asks that gays be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.

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The California “Kill the Gays” initiative aka “Sodomite Suppression Act” should be deemed unconstitutional, according to California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

Late last month, with $200, Matthew McLaughlin, a lawyer in Huntington Beach, California, filed an initiative called the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” which has been dubbed the California “Kill the Gays” initiative.

The California “Kill the Gays” initiative is about two pages long, but its content has the potential to change the lives of homosexuals in the state for the worse.

Much like the anti-gay law that was passed and later overturned in Uganda in 2014, the California “Kill the Gays” initiative demanded that if two men or two women are caught touching each other in a sexual way, they should be killed. The “Kill the Gays” initiative reads in part:

“…any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification… to be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”

According to the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” people who are apprehended promoting “the gay and lesbian lifestyle” or “sodomitic propaganda” should be jailed for 10 years, be expelled from California for life or pay a $1 million penalty.

If McLaughlin’s initiative is cleared for circulation, he will have 180 days to collect 365,880 signatures in order to put it on the ballot.

Law experts say that they doubt that California residents will vote yes for such controversial initiative. But if the “Sodomite Suppression Act” did become law, state Supreme Court or the Supreme Court will strike it down, because killing someone because you disagree with their lifestyle or ideology is illegal.

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked the Superior Court in Sacramento to block the proposal. Harris, a Democrat, who is running for the US Senate, said the initiative was patently unconstitutional and utterly reprehensible.

Harris had the following to say about the California “Kill the Gays” initiative:

“This is not about whether we like something or not, or whether we simply find it offensive or troubling. In this case, we are talking about a proposal that literally is calling for violence. It’s calling for vigilantism. It’s calling for the public to be able to shoot in the head a member of the LGBT community. I, frankly, do not want to be in the position of giving any legitimacy to those words.”

The politician added that if the Court does not grant the relief, she will take steps on her own to stop the initiative in its tracks. Meanwhile, a petition started by Carol Dahmen on demanding that McLaughlin be disbarred has more than 53,000 signatures. The petition reads:

“Calling for the legalized murder of the LGBT community makes Mr. McLaughlin unfit to practice law.”

Another California activist Charlotte Laws is pushing the “Intolerant Jackass Act,” that says anyone who proposes initiatives asking for gays to be killed or anything close to that, should be forced to donate $5000 to a pro-gay or pro-lesbian organization and get mental help.

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