30 July 2009

Medal of Freedom to Harvey Milk

President Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, to Harvey Milk at a White House ceremony on August 12. The medal will be accepted by Stuart Milk, the nephew of the late San Francisco Supervisor and civil rights activist.

Great. Fantastic, even.

But now...how about that pesky "don't ask, don't tell" thing, Mr. President.

Update: Tennis legend Billie Jean King and U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (Democrat-MA) will also be awarded with the medal.