Calif. AG Asks Court To Strike Proposed Law Seeking To Execute Gays

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CBS News – On Feb. 24, a California lawyer named Matt McLaughlin submitted a proposed ballot initiative to the state attorney general’s office that called for executing gay citizens.

“Any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method,” reads the text of the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” which was marked “received” by the California Attorney General’s Office on Feb. 26.

The proposed bill also calls for a $1 million fine and up to 10 years in prison for distributing “sodomistic propaganda” and would bar anyone “who is a sodomite or who espouses sodomistic propaganda” from holding public office in the state.

On Wednesday, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that she is asking a court to grant her the permission to keep the proposed initiative from moving forward.

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

“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.”

A spokesperson for Harris told 48 Hours’ Crimesider that this is the first time the state’s attorney general has asked the courts to grant permission to halt the progress of a proposed initiative since at least 1978, when the state courts said that an AG could not unilaterally strike a proposed ballot measure. Typically, there is a 35 day public comment and amendment period for a proposed initiative, after which the bill goes to the legislature for analysis and a budget report. The spokesperson said that Harris’ office has received close to 100 complaints about the “Sodomite Suppression Act.”

McLaughlin is listed as a member of the California Bar with an address in Huntington Beach, Calif. According to the state bar website, McLaughlin was admitted to the bar in 1998 and attended George Mason School of Law. He is listed as an active member of the bar.

A spokesperson for the California Bar said in an email that they are “aware of the public’s call for disbarment,” but that because the formal complaint process is confidential they cannot comment further.

McLaughlin did not return multiple calls for comment.


  • Flossie Cox

    So we have a home grown Hitler that wants to start exterminating the wrong people. When does he plan to build the ovens. I think he should be arrested and tried for being prejudice against anyone. No I am not hay but I would rather live next to them than a stupid biased redneck. Shame on our courts for even allowing him to speak.

    • Maxwell Smart

      Exterminate the “wrong” people you say? Please enlighten us on why you insinuate there are “right” people to kill.

    • waste of time

      Maxwell if you would pull your head out of your bucket of misery you might actually understand what people say. Flossie obviously meant what this man perceives and the wrong people just like Hitler did. Next thing you know they will want people of certain WRONG races to be executed and we will all have to prove where our family came from. I’m a mixture of Irish, German and Cherokee idian so I would probably be doomed.

  • Richard S. Drake

    When I was growing up as a military brat in the early 1970s, we convinced our selves that all sorts of bigotry would be gone by the 21st Century.
    Well, hope springs eternal – maybe by the 22nd Century?

  • Disgusted Citizen

    It is interesting that CA is so concerned about perverts but shows no concern for the rights of US citizens for employment and the pursuit of happiness and they show no concern for citizens safety. They bring in illegal aliens to steal all the jobs and do nothing about people who are in the state including Muslims who openly talk of how much they hate Americans and want to kill us. They are such hypocrites!

  • Maxwell Smart

    It is no surprise liberals are hypocrites. I fact, they are also liars, thieves, bigots, anti-American, oxygen thieves. I could go on but there isn’t enough time left in the day.

    • waste of time

      You must be a very miserable person from the comments I’ve been reading latley. You need to use the sign on Maxwell Dumb*ss

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