So Harvey Milk, a man of little significance besides being a politician who happened to be gay, gets his own "day". Schwarzeneggger should be ashamed of himself for letting the Left bully him this way. Any wonder his poll numbers suck? But what does he care? When he's done playing governor, he can go make "Terminator 5" or something, meanwhile California will be left with his stench.
On October 12th, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills sponsored by Equality California (EQCA) and introduced by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). The laws were SB 572 – Harvey Milk Day and SB 54 (Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act.
Governor Schwarzenegger originally vetoed Harvey Milk day when it came to his desk the first time around and gave the reason that not many people outside of San Francisco knew about Harvey Milk. Since the veto, a movie about Harvey Milk was released and won two Oscars: one for Best Actor and another for Best Screenplay. Harvey Milk was also posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award by President Obama last August. It looks like these two major events, in addition to the thousands of phone calls and emails voters gave in support of the bill, have given Governor Schwarzenegger a change of heart. This will be the first time in the nation's history that a state will officially recognize and celebrate the contributions of an openly LGBT person with an annual "day of special significance."