Conservative group protesting Harvey Milk Day

May 17, 2011 5:07:14 PM PDT
A conservative, pro-family group is urging parents to keep their children home if Harvey Milk Day is going to be celebrated by schools.

In Sacramento Tuesday, representatives from released the results of a poll it conducted about Harvey Milk Day. According to the group, its survey found 75 percent of Californians do not support a day to honor Milk.

Pro-family activists are worried that public school teachers may commemorate the day without the consent of parents.

Milk, elected in 1977 to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, was the first openly gay man elected to public office. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in 1978. In 2009, California established Harvey Milk Day to be celebrated on May 22.

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