‘Intolerant’ act’s author gets OK to collect signatures for ballot
The so-called Intolerant Jackass Act is, so far, being tolerated by state officials.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday that the author of the proposed initiative may begin circulating the measure and collecting signatures.
Charlotte Laws, a Los Angeles activist, wrote the Intolerant Jackass Act in response to the Sodomite Suppression Act, a proposed initiative by Huntington Beach attorney Matthew McLaughlin that would authorize the killing of gays and lesbians. Laws’ initiative would require anyone who proposes measures calling for the death of gay people to attend monthly sensitivity training and to donate $5,000 to a “pro-gay or pro-lesbian organization.”
To get on the November 2016 ballot, both McLaughlin and Laws would each have to collect more than 365,000 signatures in 180 days.