The Davis Phoenix Coalition, a voice for inclusive communities free of hate motivated incidents and crimes, emphatically denounces the “Sodomite Suppression Act” ballot proposal initiated in Orange County.
The proposal encourages violent acts towards LGBTQ people, with language stating they should be “put to death by bullets to the head”.
While this dangerous proposal violates state and federal laws and won’t be implemented, the very nature of this hate speech holds great potential of harm, without ever being passed.
The time is NOW to stand up and let our LGBTQ community members, especially our youth, know that hate will never be tolerated here, that they are safe, welcomed and valued. Engaging in conversations with your children is a powerful action that not only helps them feel safe; it also models for them important ways to build inclusive communities.
Your voice matters. Use it to teach by example by joining the Davis Phoenix Coalition and other organizations working to build inclusive communities and denounce this hate filled proposal.