Attorney General Opposes a Proposal that Seeks the Execution of Gays
Kamala Harris, an Attorney General from California sought a state court last Wednesday for an order that empowers her to prevent processing an anti-gay ballot proposed by a citizen that includes the execution of people who are found guilty of being gay by shooting them in the head.
Harris expressed her dismay over Huntington Beach attorney Mathew McLaughlin, who proposed the so-called “Sodomite Suppression Act”, saying that not only does it poses a huge threat to public safety, but added that “it’s patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible and has no place in a civil society.”
Recently, she filled a resolution seeking the court to issue declaratory relief and judicial authorizing, preventing her to issuing a title and summary for the proposal. She said that the two that were previously mentioned are necessary in the authentication a ballot’s initiative’s sponsors to gather the signatures required for voting on its implementation
According to Harris, the absence of a court order will force her to follow the law and proceed with the measure, authorizing the killing of those who will be convicted of being gay or lesbians in the state.
She released a statement that said, “If the court does not grant this relief, my office will be forced to issue a title and summary for a proposal that seeks to legalize discrimination and vigilantism,”
Although there is little chance for the ballot initiative to be passed as a law, it still empowers sponsor the ability to gain support for the proposal. Such will legalize the killing of gays and lesbians by “any conventional method” or shooting them in the head with a gun. The measure also includes the implementation of a $1-million dollar fine that will penalize any offender that will be found guilty of circulating “anti-gay propaganda.”
When asked about their thought on such issue, many people were surprised upon learning that such matter exists. Donald Bentz, the Executive Director for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, told KXTV-TV in Sacramento, “It’s terrifying and almost laughable in the same breath”
To place the proposal on an election ballot, the initiative sponsors would need to come up with over 360,000 signatures from valid voters within 180 days. As an effort to counter such proposal, two members of the senate assembly raised a proposal where in the fee for filling a ballot measure be increased from $200 to $8000.