Jun 23, 2015 5:13 PM by News Staff
A judge in Sacramento has relieved California's attorney general of the duty to process a proposed ballot initiative that advocated killing anyone who engages in gay sex.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei ruled late Monday that the so-called Sodomite Suppression Act was patently unconstitutional. He said it would be inappropriate and a waste of public resources for Attorney General Kamala Harris to have to prepare an official title and ballot summary for it.
Harris asked for a judge's permission in March to not process the initiative through a legal complaint against its sponsor, Orange County lawyer Matthew McLaughlin.
After McLaughlin did not attempt to defend the measure in court, the attorney general last week sought a default ruling in her favor, a request Cadei granted.
McLaughlin did not immediately reply to a telephone call seeking comment.
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