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It might be one of the world’s saddest whodunits.

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Attorney General Kamala Harris is tasked with drafting a title and 100-word summary of ballot measure proposals. Despite anger over a plan that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians by “bullets to the head,” legal experts say she has little choice but to let the process continue. HECTOR AMEZCUA HAMEZCUA@SACBEE.COM

For less than the cost of an Apple iPad, Matt McLaughlin started a statewide legal conversation.

An attorney from Huntington Beach, McLaughlin in late February spent $200 to propose a ballot measure that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians by “bullets to the head,” or “any other convenient method.”

McLaughlin’s “Sodomite Suppression Act” now is testing the limits of free speech and raising the question: Why can’t the state’s initiative process screen out blatantly illegal ideas?

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