Californian lawyer proposes death for homosexuals under 'Sodomite Suppression Act' Watch

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In news that has somehow actually happened, a lawyer from California has proposed a bill that would legalise murdering gay and lesbian people in the state.

In even worse news, the ballot - the Sodomite Suppression Act - will actually be put to the signature-gathering stage as under Californian law, anyone who pays a $200 (£134) fee can propose legislation without it being blocked by the state’s attorney general.

Matt McLaughlin’s bill dubs gay sex as a “monstrous evil that Almighty God… commands us to supress on pain of utter destruction”, and calls on gay people to be “put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method”.

Not only can officials not block the bill, it’s unlikely that McLaughlin can be disbarred - even though disciplinary action can be taken in the event of acts of “moral turpitude” being committed - on the grounds of free speech.

The only bright spot is that McLaughlin, who previously tried and failed to get the Bible designated as a text book in schools, will never see the bill passed into law, as it is unlikely in the extreme it will attract the 366,000 signatures it needs to make it to the ballot paper, and, more importantly, what he proposes is patently 100 per cent illegal.
http://i100.independent.co.uk/articl...ll--xyAl8zQICe

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It worries me that lawyers like this are allowed to practice law with such disgusting views. Needless to say this is a diabolical proposed act, and the chances of it progressing anywhere are slim to none. What do you guys think?
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God bless 'Murica. Land of the free. Unless you're gay.
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Meh.

I am not sure what there is to say that isn't obvious.

Whilst the proposal is absurd, the First Amendment gives equal protection to all (including idiots) and that is still better than most other places.
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What a lunatic...

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America is the WORST country on the planet, pure scum!
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(Original post by Reluire)
http://i100.independent.co.uk/articl...ll--xyAl8zQICe

Read the official document proposal
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It worries me that lawyers like this are allowed to practice law with such disgusting views. Needless to say this is a diabolical proposed act, and the chances of it progressing anywhere are slim to none. What do you guys think?
Are you proposing vetting lawyers so only those holding a certain political viewpoint could practice?
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America is the WORST country on the planet, pure scum!
Yeah, it's really not.


I'll never understand californias obsession with direct democracy. Anyone bring able to propose legislation if they pay a fee? It just seems bizarre an stupid.

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That country's Christian right is truly aspiring to be the American Taliban.

http://adultthought.ucsd.edu/Culture...n_Taliban.html
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America is the WORST country on the planet, pure scum!
So bad that every year several million immigrants from all over the world insist on emigrating to the U.S.
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Just another crazy person, I'm sure there are many more ridiculous bills proposed considering it only costs $200.
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America is the biggest supporter of homosexuality.
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Are you proposing vetting lawyers so only those holding a certain political viewpoint could practice?
No - I just find it concerning that a presumably educated lawyer could advocate something as horrific as this. I don't mean to say he shouldn't be allowed to practice law, but rather I just find it concerning that people like him are practicing law with such draconian ideas.
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(Original post by sacca)
America is the WORST country on the planet, pure scum!
You should be hating places like Saudi or China, they're much worse to women


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No - I just find it concerning that a presumably educated lawyer could advocate something as horrific as this. I don't mean to say he shouldn't be allowed to practice law, but rather I just find it concerning that people like him are practicing law with such draconian ideas.
Intelligence doesn't mean you have a lack of ignorance.


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