Activist counters 'Sodomite Supression Act' proposal with 'Intolerant Jackass Act'

Under the initiative, people deemed an "Intolerant Jackass" would pay $5,000 to a pro-gay or pro-lesbian organization.
By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |  March 25, 2015 at 10:25 AM
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SACRAMENTO, March 25 (UPI) -- After a California lawyer filed a proposal calling to legalize the execution of gay people, a California activist proposed her own legislation: the "Intolerant Jackass Act."

Huntington Beach attorney Matt McLaughlin proposed the initiative "Sodomite Suppression Act," received by the Initiative Coordinator of the Office of the Attorney General on Feb. 26, after paying a $200 fee to begin lodging the bill.

McLaughlin would need to gather 366,000 signatures within 180 days for lawmakers to debate his proposal, which could be on the ballot in November. The proposal has angered pro-LGBT activists and the public at large.

Charlotte Laws, an activist, submitted her own initiative on Monday called the "Intolerant Jackass Act."

"Any person, herein known as an 'Intolerant Jackass,' who brings forth a ballot measure that suggests the killing of gays and/or lesbians, whether this measure is called the Sodomite Suppression Act or is known by some other name, shall be required to attend sensitivity training for at least three (3) hours per month for twelve (12) consecutive months," the initiative reads in part. "In addition, the offender or 'Intolerant Jackass' must donate $5,000 to a pro-gay or pro-lesbian organization."

Parts of McLaughlin's proposal state:


Penal Code section 39

a) The abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy, is 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.

b) Seeing that it is better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God's just wrath against us for the folly of tolerating-wickedness in our midst, the People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that 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.

Anyone who pays the fee has the right to begin lodging a bill, regardless of content. Both initiatives are not likely to become laws.

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