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Harvey Milk, Billie Jean King To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jim Burroway

July 31st, 2009

The White House yesterday announced “sixteen agents of change” to recieve the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Among the sixteen are Harvey Milk and Billie Jean King. Focus On the Family, predictably, is having a complete meltdown over it.

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Timothy (TRiG)
August 1st, 2009 | LINK

Also listed are Mary Robinson, who was very active in campaigning for the decriminalisation of homosexuality here in Ireland, and Desmond Tutu, who has made some very enlightened comments about gay rights.

TRiG.

Aaron
August 2nd, 2009 | LINK

I definitely think all of these people deserve this medal, and I am thankful that they are receiving it.

That said, has it occurred to anyone that the timing of this is very convenient given that Obama has lost all of his brownie points with the glbt community?

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