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For Immediate Release

Linsey Pecikonis, Equality California
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Equality California Condemns Ballot Initiative Seeking to 'Execute All Gays'

"This Proposed Ballot Initiative Is Outrageous And Offensive, And It's Grossly Out Of Step With The Attitudes And Beliefs Of The People Of California."


Equality California released the following statement regarding the proposed ballot initiative that would ask voters to criminalize LGBT people and impose a death penalty sentence.

"This proposed ballot initiative is outrageous and offensive, and it's grossly out of step with the attitudes and beliefs of the people of California," said Rick Zbur, Equality California executive director. "This proposed measure is not only insulting to people of faith, many of whom openly welcome and support the LGBT community, but it also highlights the need for LGBT people in the state to be protected against hate and bigotry. While Equality California has successfully sponsored more than 100 pieces of pro-equality legislation - more of any other state in the nation - this proposed ballot initiative shows that our work in the state is far from over and that we must double down on our efforts to ensure full and lasting equality for all LGBT people in California and beyond."

Equality California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve equality and civil rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Californians.