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01/22/2009

Repackaging old Milk: Will Arnold swallow it?

by Jeremy Hooper

200901221833Last year, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation that would have set aside a special day of significance honoring slain gay rights icon Harvey Milk. But now it's 2009. Change is in the air. Milk has been nominated for eight oscars. Arnold has pretty much come out in favor of Prop 8 being overturned. And so with that renewed spirit pushing him forward, CA state Sen. Mark Leno is refusing to give up on Harvey's special day:

(Sacramento, California) State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) is hoping positive publicity over the movie “Milk” encourages Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to support legislation declaring May 22 as Harvey Milk Day.
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Leno’s bill is one of two pro-gay bills to come up this session of the California legislature. The other would protect home ownership for same-sex couples.

New bid to establish Milk holiday [365Gay]

We're optimistic about his chances. After all, if one Californian Leno can milk his relationship with NBC for a five-day-a-week prime time variety show, then this Californian Leno should at least be able to Milk one damn day out of the year! Right?

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