29 Jul '16, 2pm

Navy expected to name ship after gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk

Navy expected to name ship after gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk

The White House Office of Public Engagement, the United States Postal Service and the Harvey Milk Foundation host a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp at the White House May 22, 2014 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery, Abaca Press/MCT Related Calif. lawmakers want Navy ship named after slain gay rights leader State lawmakers have no power to name U.S. Navy ships, but that didn't discourage the state Senate on Tuesday from a long, passionate debate over a proposal to name a vessel after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. SAN FRANCISCO (Tribune News Service) — The U.S. Navy is expected to name a ship after Harvey Milk, the first time it has bestowed the honor on a gay leader and a gesture that underscores the military’s transformative shift on LGBT people. According to the U.S. Naval Institute News, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a n...

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