SB 54 overturns the will of the voters over gay marriage. It grants to gay couples moving to California who were married in other states all of the privileges and rights of marriages that were available prior to Proposition 8 passing. Prop. 8 was a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman. SB 54 would allow for all homosexual marriages performed in other states prior to Prop 8’s passing in 2008 to be valid and recognized here in California.
The second bill is SB 572 which declares May 22 as “Harvey Milk Day” throughout California. Harvey Milk was a gay San Francisco politician gunned down in the late 1970s. Milk has admitted that he cruised for gay sex in public parks when he lived in New York City.
“Governor Schwarzenegger has, once again, aided the LGBT agenda in California by signing these terrible bills into law,” said TVC Chairman Rev. Louis P. Sheldon. “He has ignored the will of the voters by signing SB 54 and will subject children to gay propaganda every May 22.
“This is an outrage. Harvey Milk Day will open the floodgates for the glorification of controversial homosexual leaders and the homosexual lifestyle in all California schools.
“Harvey Milk died in a political, workplace disagreement that had nothing to do with homosexuality. He is no martyr and no school kid should have to listen to stories about his involvement in the homosexual movement or about his sexual affairs with young men. Milk and his lifestyle have no place in California’s schools. Harvey Milk is not the pride of the Golden State; rather, he is an embarrassment.”
“Surely there are more worthy individuals to honor with their own day. Why not honor the contributions of such accomplished Californians as Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, John Wayne, Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, Joe DiMaggio, George Lucas, Mark Spitz, Hiram Johnson, John Fremont, or Walt Disney?
“Why pay honor to a man for how he engages in sex? California’s children will be taught about the gay lifestyle every May 22 instead of learning the three Rs.”