tw: anti gay violence

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been presented with the argument that fighting assimilation takes attention away from the “real” battle, which is fighting anti-gay violence. Assimilation IS violence, not just violent cultural erasure, by the violence of stepping on anyone who might get in the way of your upward mobility.
—  Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, That’s Revolting - Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
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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.