Governor signs Harvey Milk Day into law

A California bill, signed into law by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday, honors the life of Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay politician elected to public office, by proclaiming his birthday, May 22, as a day of significance across the state each year.

Milk was elected a San Francisco Supervisor in 1977 and served until he and mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White in 1978.