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Orange County Lawyer Proposes Loony Law To Kill The Gays
If a lawyer from (where else but) Orange County gets his way, we could soon be voting on a measure that will allow us to put "bullets to the head" of any gay person in California in an effort to wipe our state of the Homosexual Agenda.As seen in a filing received by the state's attorney general's office at the end of February (complete with $200 check), attorney Matt McLaughlin of Huntington Beach wants to put the "Sodomite Suppression Act" (.pdf link) on the ballot and into the hands of the voters. "Suppression" sure seems like a kind name for a law that calls for gays to "be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method." Allies and supporters of gays would also subject to any combination of a fine of $1 million, put in jail for 10 years, and banned from the Golden State for life. Harsh. Furthermore, gays and gay allies are banned from holding public office or "enjoy any public benefit."
In order to gay-proof his law, section (e) of the statute says that the law cannot be overturned by any court except the Supreme Court of California, and only if the all of the judges are not "sodomites" or some other kind of deviant. Of course any lawyer would know that the U.S. Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas would overrule any of this, but hey what's stopping him once he's already on a roll?
And if you're wondering, yes, Mr. McLaughin actually passed the state bar and is allowed to practice law in California. His business address is listed as a PO Box out of a Mail Box Express.
Per Ballotpedia, McLaughlin's measure will require 365,880 signatures to even appear on the ballot. We think it's safe to say that he's gonna fall short of that goal. As Wonkette dug up, though, this isn't his first rodeo. In 2004, McLaughlin tried unsuccessfully to put a measure on the ballot that would require the Bible be taught in literature classes in California.
Of course there's already an online petition set up to get McLaughlin disbarred. Hopefully he'll find a new use for that Mail Box Express box if he loses his license.
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