New push for Harvey Milk Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Wednesday, a /*California Senate Committee*/ approved legislation to create /*Harvey Milk*/ Day. It would be May 22, Milk's birthday.

/*Sean Penn*/ recently won an /*Academy Award*/ for his portrayal of the gay rights activist in the move, "Milk."

The actor has become an active supporter for Harvey Milk Day, campaigning with the sponsor of the bill, state Senator /*Mark Leno*/.

Governor /*Arnold Schwarzenegger*/ vetoed a nearly identical bill last year, saying Milk should be honored in San Francisco, where he was elected to the Board of Supervisors. But supporters hope the success of the movie "Milk" will change the governor's mind.

Harvey Milk Day would not be a holiday, but students would learn how Milk fought for gay rights.

On November 27, 1978, Milk and San Francisco mayor /*George Moscone*/ were assassinated by /*Dan White*/, a fellow supervisor who had quit but wanted his job back.

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