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In the heart of Mormon country, a street is renamed for Harvey Milk

In the heart of Mormon country, a street is renamed for Harvey Milk

Here in the capital of Mormon country a downtown street has been renamed for Harvey Milk, the San Francisco politician and gay activist gunned down in 1978.

The street naming comes as battles over LGBT rights have reached a fever pitch: North Carolina is defying the federal government over transgender bathrooms, Mississippi is being sued over its new religious liberty law, and Alabama’s chief justice has been suspended for blocking same-sex marriages.

But in this red, red state, gay politicians and activists say the street naming speaks to their ability to work with the church, an ultra-conservative Republican Legislature and a community that’s two-thirds...

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