Of course, one could think it's a bad joke, but unfortunately this bill is real and must be studied by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, following California laws. Kamala Harris is a strong supporter of LGBT rights, she has in the past opposed to anti-gay laws and consider the equal marriage as a «fundamental right». The study of this «Sodomite Suppression Act» will therefore not be fun for her, she has also declined to comment about it.
Now McLaughlin will have to gather 365,880 signatures in 90 days, which seems difficult, before this bill could be submitted to the ballot in November.
Note that Senator Ricardo Lara ordered an investigation on McLaughlin.
But in response to the «Sodomite Suppression Act», the pro-LGBT activist Charlotte Laws told The Slate she plans to also file an initiative for the suppression of «intolerant jackass» even if she thinks the act will not go to the ballot.
«I’m fighting fire with fire. The only way to counter [the Sodomite Suppression Act] is … to let people know that most people in California don’t agree with something as incendiary and hateful as what this one attorney proposed,» she said.
«This is one guy, and there are millions of us who do not agree with this.»
The «Intolerant Jackass Act» requires for exemple that «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. In addition, the offender or «Intolerant Jackass» must donate $5,000 to a pro-gay or pro-lesbian organization.»
Here is the full text:
Photo from @CharlotteLaws