Skip to comments.Harvey Milk awarded presidential medal
Posted on 07/30/2009 12:56:25 PM PDT by SmithL
The late San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk received the presidential Medal of Freedom award today with 15 other recipients ranging across the professional and ideological spectrum, from the late supply sider Jack Kemp to tennis star Billy Jean King to Sen. Edward Kennedy, whose absence from the health care debate due to brain cancer treatments has weighed heavily on the White House.
The medal is the country's highest civilian honor. President Obama said all the recipients "share one overarching trait: Each has been an agent of change. Each saw an imperfect world and set about improving it, often overcoming great obstacles along the way. Their relentless devotion to breaking down barriers and lifting up their fellow citizens sets a standard to which we all should strive."
Milk, celebrated in an award-winning film, became in 1977 the first openly-gay elected official in a major U.S. city. He and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by former supervisor Dan White in 1978. Then board of supervisors president Dianne Feinstein was among the first on the scene, leaving an indelible impression on her, while opening her path to becoming Mayor of San Francisco, one-time candidate for governor and now U.S. Senator.
The White House praised Milk for encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens "to live their lives openly"
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Gosh, I think I’m choking up....
Sick people creating a sick Nation.
Hey, wait a minute, that’s not MILK!!!
The fact that one was given out to man who drowned someone in his car and walked away speaks volumes of the depravity of this nation which continues to sink to new lows.
milk set about to “improve the world”
that’s a real stretch... bringing sodomy into the normal American experience improves the world? Why not include beastality? that’s also as anal intercourse!! When did Right and Wrong die?
obamanation is just that... a horrible obamanation against America.
For the Record: Milk and Kool-Aid (The truth about Harvey Milk)
Was this ‘Rahm it i...uh...I mean THROUGH’s’ idea?
Getting a medal from The Thug or any dhimmicrat is completely worthless.
I think they should change his name to Harvey Half and Half.........if fits better
Instead of a medal it should have been a cutoff of all funds for AIDS treatment!
We don’t need change. We need constancy...constant observance of our legal framework.
If being a jerk is now sufficient reason for getting the award, why didn’t he give Professor Gates one at the same time?
Yep, google Folsom Street Fair...
That’s gonna help his Rasmussen approval rating.
Sean Penn must be pleased. Wonder if he’s going to accept the medal on behalf of the late Mr. Milk.
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