Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Creating Harvey Milk Day

The Governator had a change of heart Monday and signed a bill creating a day to honor slain LGBT rights activist Harvey Milk, to be celebrated annually on Milk's birthday, May 22. Arnie flip-flopped from his position last year when he vetoed the bill, but in the past year, the civil rights leader was the subject of the Sean Penn film "Milk", for which Penn received an Oscar for Best Actor and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Naturally, the haters are up in arms about the news. The Associated Press reports:

Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, said he was appalled by the governor's decision.
"Sadly, children in public schools will now have even more in-your-face, homosexual-bisexual-transsexual indoctrination," Thomasson said in a statement. "Harvey Milk Day" is California's fifth day of significance. The others are the Day of the Teacher, John Muir Day, California Poppy Day and Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.
Read the full story here.

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