Attorney general moves to dismiss kill-gays ballot measure

Jun 17, 2015 4:29 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's attorney general is asking a judge to toss out a proposed ballot initiative that advocates killing anyone who engages in gay sex.

Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday asked Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cabei to enter a default judgment against Matthew McLaughlin, the Orange County lawyer who paid $200 to submit the initiative.

McLaughlin has not attempted to defend his so-called Sodomite Suppression Act in court.

Another Sacramento County judge previously gave Harris until June 25 to prepare an official title and ballot summary for the initiative, which would make sex with a person of the same gender an offense punishable by death.

Harris wants Cabei to relieve her of that duty.

She argues that the initiative is clearly unconstitutional and would unnecessarily divide the public.

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