A gay couple hold hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court
A gay couple hold hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme CourtReuters File

A Californian lawyer, Matt McLaughlin, has proposed a new bill that legalises killing a gay or lesbian person in the state.

McLaughlin, in his bill, says gay relations are "monstrous evil that Almighty God... commands us to suppress on pain of utter destruction," and calls on gay people to be "put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method."

McLaughlin has tabled the 'Sodomite Suppression Act'  before the state. The bill proposes that all gays "who engage in anal sex or sodomy" should be shot in the head.

The anti-gay bill also proposes to impose a fine of up to $1 million on anyone for distributing materials about sodomy and could face up to 10 years in jail and a lifetime ban from California.

Despite the "repulsive" nature of the bill, the state cannot block the bill as according to the Californian law, anyone who pays a $200 fee can propose legislation and push it to be included in the state 2016 state ballot.

However, the proposal needs to garner at least 365,880 signatures within 90 days.

The bill has raked up quite a furor online where many view the bill as an illegal idea that tests the limits of freedom of speech.

While Democratic Senator Ricardo Lara - a member of California's LGBT Caucus - has asked the state's bar association to investigate McLaughlin's fitness to practice law, Second Nexus states that over 3,800 people have already signed a petition to State Bar President Craig Holden demanding the lawyer's licence be revoked as he is advocating to "legalise murder"