Thursday, September 18, 2008

'Harvery Milk Day' in California Public Schools

Member Leno (Coauthors: Assembly Members Laird and Nunez)
(Coauthors: Senators Kehoe, Kuehl, and Migden)

FEBRUARY 22, 2008 An act to amend Section 37222 of the
Education Code, and to addSection 6721 to the Government Code, relating to
Harvey Milk Day.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 2567, as introduced, Leno.
Harvey Milk Day: officialdesignation. Existing law requires the
Governor to proclaim certain days eachyear for specified reasons. Existing law
also designates particulardays each year as having special significance in
public schools andeducational institutions and encourages those entities to
conductsuitable commemorative exercises on those dates. This bill
would require the Governor to proclaim May 22 of eachyear as Harvey Milk Day,
and would designate that date as havingspecial significance in public schools
and educational institutionsand encourage those entities to conduct suitable
commemorativeexercises on that date

Who is Harvey Milk?

The Legislature finds and declares the following: (a) Harvey Bernard
was born on May 22, 1930, in Woodmere, NewYork. He was the first openly gay
person to be elected to publicoffice in a major city of the United

During his term on the board of supervisors, Harvey Milksponsored and
successfully passed a gay rights ordinance .

A teacher can't have his Bible on his desk or a football coach can't pray with his students before a game, but there is a day that celebrates a gay guy?

I can't wait for a Jonathan Edwards Day or a John Wesley Day!!

Yeah, right!!!


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