The following comes from a July 28 USNI News article by Sam LaGrone:
The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, indicated he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The ship would be the second of the John Lewis-class oilers being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif.
Mabus has said the John Lewis-class – named after civil rights activist and congressman Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – would be named after civil rights leaders.
Other names in the class include former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren whose court ruled to desegregate U.S. schools, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, women’s right activist Lucy Stone and abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.
From July 29 LifeSiteNews article by Doug Bean:
The latest government recognition of Milk almost certainly will spark controversy. Though Milk served in the Navy during the Korean War as a diving officer on a submarine and his family had a Naval background, he publicaly opposed the Vietnam War. Other than his brief political career and gay rights advocacy, Milk held no other positions in public office. Biographers also have labeled him a pederast who sexually abused teenage boys.
See CalCatholic articles Parent Alert, Don’t buy the Harvey Milk stamp, Sexual predator Harvey Milk honored with U.S. postage stamp, and Hero or degenerate?