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California Is Sick Of Your Dumb Anti-Gay Laws That Won't Pass Anyway

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In response to a proposed law that would allow us to legally kill gay people, lawmakers are taking steps to make it harder for any ol' measure to get on the ballot.Two bills have passed the State Assembly and are now moving on to the Senate that would increase the filing fee for ballot measures and add disclaimers that proposed laws are unconstitutional. While supporters of the bills say the Sodomite Suppression Act shows that the decades-old initiatives system needs an update, Republicans say they are a gross overreaction to something bound to fail.

According to KPCC, AB1100 would increase the filing fee of an initiative from $200 to $8,000. AB884 would add disclaimers to the documents that would say the proposed laws could be unconstitutional.

The Sodomite Suppression Act is bound to fail, as it would probably not get the required hundreds of thousands of signatures to land on the ballot. However, Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking a court to shoot it down before it reaches the petition stage.

In response to the Sodomite Suppression Act, two other citizens with $200 to burn have submitted the Intolerant Jackass Act and the Shellfish Suppression Act.