Friday, May 15, 2009

Will Harvey Milk Have His Day?


Last year the legislature in California passed a bill that would honor LGBT rights pioneer Harvey Milk (subject of last year's hit film, MILK). Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, to the dismay of many. But this year, there is another chance for Harvey Milk to have his day...

The New York Times reports that the California Senate has, again, approved legislation designating a day each year to honor Milk.

"The Democratic backed measure calls for Milk's May 22 birthday to be used as a time to recognize the late San Francisco supervisor's contributions."

Harvey Milk made American history as the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. He was assassinated in 1978. The measure now heads to the California state Assembly.

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