Supervisors Considering Ballot Measure to Rename SFO after Harvey Milk
San Francisco voters may be deciding whether to re-name San Francisco International Airport after gay rights pioneer and assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk.
Supervisor David Campos said renaming the facility would be an important statement of the city's support of equal rights.
"Harvey has become an international symbol of civil rights," Campos said. "What better way to honor such an international symbol than to name an international airport after him."
Milk and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed in November 1978 by fellow Supervisor Dan White.
If the board passes Campos's proposal, a measure to rename SFO "Harvey Milk-San Francisco International Airport" would be on city's ballot in November.