Kamala Harris Seeks To Block 'kill the gays' Ballot Move In U.S.

Kamala Harris Seeks To Block 'kill the gays' Ballot Move In U.S.

Monday, 30 March 2015, 10:32 Hrs
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CALIFORNIA: Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris has asked a state court to allow her to block a planned controversial move to put before voters a measure authorising the killing of gays and lesbians.

Calling the proposed "Sodomite Suppression Act" patently unconstitutional and utterly reprehensible, Harris filed a request with the Superior Court in Sacramento Wednesday, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Harris, the state's first Indian-American and first African American top law officer, has also asked to be relieved of her ministerial duty to prepare a title and summary for the measure before it advances to the signature-gathering stage.

Harris, 50, who had in January thrown her hat into the ring for the 2016 Senate race argued that readying it for circulation would waste state resources, generate unnecessary divisions and mislead the public.

"This is not about whether we like something or not, or whether we simply find it offensive or troubling," she told the Bee.

"In this case, we are talking about a proposal that literally is calling for violence. It's calling for vigilantism," she said.
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