The Legacy of “Milk”

Sean Penn appeared with lawmakers in San Francisco to call for a Harvey Milk Day in the state, and called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to reverse course and support the measure. Schwarzenegger vetoed similar legislation last year.

“I trust that Gov. Schwarzenegger is an increasingly reasonable man,” he said. “And that he understands that passing on prejudices, as surrounds this issue … is poisonous to future generations.”

With oral arguments on the validity of Proposition 8 scheduled before the state Supreme Court on Thursday, Equality California unveiled a new ad today that invokes Harvey Milk’s legacy. Also notable is that the spot is much harder hitting than anything that the official No on 8 campaign presented last year during the campaign.

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