Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Orange County again declines to officially recognize Harvey Milk Day - latimes.com

Orange County again declines to officially recognize Harvey Milk Day - latimes.com

As cities and schools across California celebrated the 82nd birthday of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk, Orange County elected leaders remained steadfastly silent.

Activists, for the second year, asked Orange County supervisors Tuesday to recognize Milk's birthday with a proclamation, but the board declined the opportunity, as it did last year.

One of the supervisors, Janet Nguyen, walked from the board room shortly after the activists began their presentation. Last year, Nguyen also left the meeting as the activists spoke.

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