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NOM, New York state Senator lead anti-gay marriage rally

Sunday, May 15, 2011

An estimated 2,000 participants rallied in the Bronx on Sunday to call for the preservation of traditional marriage.

The hate rally was organized by the National Organization for Marriage and anti-gay New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., a Pentecostal minister who adamantly opposes efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

Steven Thrasher, Village Voice

State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. (left), arrives arm-in-arm with NOM's Brian Brown.

Diaz and NOM President Brian Brown, who arrived arm-in-arm with Diaz, addressed the crowd of about 2,000 — Diaz’ previous anti-gay marriage rally in 2009 attracted an estimated 20,000 attendees.

Here’s a brief clip of an incoherent Diaz calling for the “glory” of something — God I presume…

Meanwhile, in Manhattan, gay marriage supporters gathered along the sidelines of the Annual AIDS Walk in Central Park with a cardboard cut-out depicting Diaz as a drag queen.

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8 more reader comments:

  1. & we won’t re-elect him!

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:15pm
  2. Why is a minister a senator? Seperation of church and state please!

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:21pm
  3. Only 2000? Hah. For a equality rally we could easily rack up thousands

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:28pm
  4. *an

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:28pm
  5. Why do these people care if we get married? I could careless if they get married, so why can’t they mind their own business?

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:29pm
  6. Diaz should resign or be recalled as he is not representing his LGBT constituents’s rights according to the requirements of his office. When you take office the oath doesn’t include denying people access to equal protection.

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:51pm
  7. seriously , don’t these people have a better way of spending a Sunday ? Religous hate mongers … mean while all the gay people want love …

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 5:18pm
  8. …..a divorced politician “protecting” marriage….yeah, right,,,,who’s next…Newt Gingrich????

    Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 5:59pm