Today’s letter – sign SB 572 Harvey Milk Day

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

I want to write to urge you to sign SB 572, the legislation that would create Harvey Milk Day in California.

Harvey Milk fought hard to be treated with the same dignity and respect as his heterosexual counterparts. His winning opened the door to full inclusion of all Californians in the economy and society.

Opponents of Equality will fight against this like they fought against Mr. Milk – with lies and violence. I hope you will join the House and the Senate to recognize what is right, and sign this bill into law.

Sincerely,

Today’s letter – Harvey Milk Day

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

Equality California released their 2008 Legislative Scorecard today. I was disappointed to see that you vetoed AB 2567, Harvey Milk Day.

I saw the movie Milk just last week and it was astonishing how visionary this businessman was. He realized that intolerance was dividing the city and hurting business, and set out to do something about it. Not for himself, but for others. His visibility caused a whole generation to realize that America is about being different, and being free to be different.

This kind of selflessness should be rewarded with a special day of its own. I hope that you get another opportunity to sign Harvey Milk Day into law, and do just that.

Just like marriage equality, “you’ve got to give us hope.”

Sincerely,