Schwarzenegger signs Harvey Milk Day bill and recognizes out of state gay marriages

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Harvey Milk Day

Harvey Milk Day is now a reality in California

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two gay rights bills, one honoring late activist Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states,” according to the Sacramento Bee.

SB 54, meanwhile, requires California to recognize marriages performed in other states where same sex marriage is legal.

The nutters are going to lose it!  I have been receving crazed emails from them for weeks about how little kids are going to be taught to be gay if the Milk Day law passes.  Please.  How ridiculous. 

Harvey Milk is remembered for standing up for civil rights for the gay community and for being murdered by a fellow Supervisor in San Francisco.  Most people would not know who he was if not for the movie that came out last year, starring Sean Penn as Milk.

SB 572, “the Harvey Milk Day legislation, would designate Milk’s May 22 birthday as a “day of special significance.” It would have no financial cost to the state and state workers and teachers would not receive the day off, according to state Sen. Mark Leno, who authored the bill,” according to the Sacramento Bee.

The bill will also “encourage schools to conduct “suitable commemorative exercises” each May 22 to remember Milk’s life and social contributions.  That is appropriate – and it is certainly not the same thing as teaching kids to be gay, which is what the nutters would have you believe.

A famous Milk quote actually made it into SB 572, “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”

It is ironic that Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is doing more for gay rights than President Barack Obama.

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