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Lawyer In California Proposes Killing Gays With ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’

A lawyer in California has submitted a ballot initiative with the state Department of Justice calling for the death of anyone who engages in sodomy in the state, the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reports.

The proposal by Matt McLaughlin, who lists his address in Huntington Beach, was received by the initiative coordinator at the Office of the Attorney General on Feb. 26. Enclosed was a $200 check and the complete text of his “Sodomite Suppression Act.”The act outlines seven measures relating to those who engage in same-sex sodomy, “a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha.”

For more from McLaughlin who recommends punishment by death go here.

buzzfeed.com
Judge Strikes Down California's Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays | BuzzFeed LGBT
California’s Sodomite Suppression Act is “unconstitutional on its face,” said an order issued by Judge Raymond M. Cadei.
By Dominic Holden

A ballot initiative that calls for the wholesale execution of gays and lesbians was nixed Monday by a California judge who issued an order that declares the Sodomite Suppression Act “unconstitutional on its face.”

State Attorney General Kamala Harris had filed a lawsuit in March to block the initiative, arguing her office should not be required to formulate a ballot description for the measure — which states that gays and lesbians must be “put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”

Superior Court Judge Raymond M. Cadei agreed.

“Any preparation and official issuance of a circulating title and summary for the Act by the Attorney General would be inappropriate, waste public resources, generate unnecessary divisions among the public, and tend to mislead to the electorate,” said Cadei’s decision.

In case you were wondering what happened with that horrific proposal from a guy in California who wanted to literally and legally shoot every LGBT person in the head: it’s gone now. We can all go home. Nothing to see here.