California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has until Tuesday to decide on the fate of a proposed Harvey Milk Day. Conservatives are urging the governor to veto the bill.

The bill introduced by Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and passed by lawmakers would declare May 22nd Harvey Milk Day in California and encourage public schools to commemorate and educate about the history of California's first openly gay politician. Harvey Milk was born on May 22nd.

Openly gay activist Milk won a long-fought election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. But it was a short-lived victory. The next year Dan White, another supervisor, assassinated Milk along with Mayor George Moscone at San Francisco City Hall.

Milk was also a prominent gay activist, who fought against anti-gay initiatives and dubbed himself the “Mayor of Castro Street.”

Conservative groups have condemned the legislative effort to give Milk his own day.

“It's crazy,” Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute, told news10, the Sacramento ABC affiliate. “It's a day that celebrates the history of a gay individual for being gay. That's his claim to fame.”

Milk's life and legacy is being dramatized in a new film to be released in November. Early speculation about director Gus Van Sant's biopic, where Milk is played by Sean Penn, is that it has Oscar potential.

Governor Schwarzenegger, whose schedule has been dominated with passing a four-month late state budget, has kept mum on how he feels about the bill.