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

Sunday, May 15, 2011
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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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