SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk will get a special day of recognition in California, making him only the second person in state history — the first was conservationist John Muir — to gain such a designation.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signing of the bill establishing "Harvey Milk Day" each May 22, Milk's birthday, was announced Monday.
The Republican governor vetoed similar legislation a year ago. In the interim, Milk was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in August and was the subject of a movie for which Sean Penn won the Academy Award for best actor.