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Navy Secretary Plans to Name Ship After Gay Rights Leader

The secretary of the Navy plans to name a new ship after a gay rights icon, according to a Navy official. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus sent a congressional notification July 14 stating his intention to name a new oiler USNS Harvey Milk, the Navy official told VOA Friday. The official said the Navy would not comment further until the official naming announcement, which is still in a planning stage. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay Californian to be elected to office. He served...

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