A California judge on Monday ruled a proposal to legalize killing gay people has no way of getting on the November 2016 ballot.
State Attorney General Kamala Harris has been scrambling since March to figure out a way to invalidate the proposal dubbed the “Sodomite Suppression Act.”
Orange County lawyer Matt McLaughlin submitted the ballot measure proposal that sought to punish anyone that touches someone of the same gender for “sexual gratification” with “death by bullets to the head, or by any other convenient method.”
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Raymond M. Cadei ruled the state does not have to issue a title and summary for the ballot initiative and said the proposal was “patently unconstitutional on its face.”
"Any preparation and official issuance of a circulating title and summary for the act by the attorney general would be inappropriate, waste public resources, generate unnecessary divisions among the public and tend to mislead the electorate," the judge went on to say.
The attorney general applauded the decision. Her office had just one more day before the deadline that would force her to validate the proposal.
"This proposed act is the product of bigotry, seeks to promote violence, is patently unconstitutional and has no place in a civil society,” said attorney General Harris in a statement sent to Fusion.
“I applaud the court’s decision to block its title and summary. My office will continue to fight for the rights of all Californians to live free from hatred and intolerance," Harris said.