Thursday, September 10, 2009

California Legislature Passes 'Harvey Milk Day' Bill

California Family Council Issues Statement Regarding Legislature's Passage of "Harvey Milk Day" Bill

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today the California State Legislature sent Senate Bill 572, authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature. SB 572 would require the governor of California to annually proclaim May 22 as Harvey Milk Day to honor the first openly homosexual politician. The bill would also encourage schools to conduct "commemorative exercises" and programs that focus on Milk's contributions. The controversial measure was approved by the State Assembly and Senate on party-line votes, with Republicans opposing.

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