California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will ask a state court for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed by “bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”
Harris issued a statement saying she was making the unusual request to stop the so-called Sodomite Suppression Act filed by a Southern California lawyer late last month. The initiative seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense and the distribution of gay “propaganda” a crime punishable by a $1 million fine or banishment from the state.
“As Attorney General of California, it is my sworn duty to uphold the California and United States Constitutions and to protect the rights of all Californians. This proposal not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible, and has no place in a civil society,” Harris said.
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