California acts against poll measure to execute gays

I guess Christians are no longer commanded to love one another. What joyous people these are!

Los Angeles (AFP) – California announced legal action to suppress a “reprehensible” ballot initiative to outlaw homosexuality — on pain of execution — in the famously liberal US state.

The proposal — unlikely to advance, as it requires over 360,000 signatures to proceed — was submitted by lawyer Matthew McLaughlin to the California Attorney General’s office late last month.

The “Sodomite Suppression Act” ballot proposes that gay people “be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”

But the state’s Attorney General Kamala Harris said she was taking legal action to allow the state to effectively sideline the proposal.

“This proposal not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible, and has no place in a civil society,” she said in a statement.

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