Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2008]
Harvey Milk was a homosexual activist who was a San Francisco supervisor until he was killed in 1978. Milk championed homosexual experimentation, sexual activism, and the abolishment of sexual boundaries. He also regarded organized religion as dangerous.
The text of AB 2567 states that 'On Harvey Milk Day, exercises remembering the life of Harvey Milk and recognizing his accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state' should be conducted; specifically, 'all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to
If signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger, every
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Origins: A bill introduced in the California legislature in February 2008,
A disgruntled Dan White, who had resigned his board seat, killed Milk a year later in his City Hall office along with then Mayor George Moscone. A movie about the gay pioneer's life, simply titled Milk, will have its worldwide premiere in San Francisco [on] Tuesday,
Leno's bill honoring Milk would encourage public schools and educational institutions to conduct commemorative exercises to mark his birthday. Should the bill become law, it would not result in a paid state holiday.
Leno said the characterization is totally inaccurate.
"There's no requirement of any school to do anything," Leno said. "We hope that Harvey Milk Day would provide for an opportunity for teachers to share with their students why the governor has declared
In February 2009, Mark Leno (now a state senator) introduced another bill in the legislature to designate
In his  veto message, the Republican governor said Milk should be honored locally by those who were most impacted by his contributions. He did not write a signing message [in 2009] saying why he flip-flopped.
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