The Bronx's Independent Democrat

Rubén Díaz, Sr., (pictured, right), who serves in the New York lege and is also a Pentecostal minister, was the lone Democrat, in the state senate, who voted against the Marriage Equality Act.

I like how he argued his position:" ... marriage is and should remain the union of husband and wife. Same-sex marriage is a government takeover of an institution the government did not create and should not redefine."

Needless to say, Rev. Díaz, who was born in Puerto Rico, took a great deal of grief for his stance ... even from the Latino immigrant community.

Update: MassResistance has more, first-hand reporting on the Rev's heroic effots, as well as information on the 'pro-family' Republicans, in the Empire State, who brought about this travesty.

This is a photo of a disrespectful poster in NYC, post-vote, that MR snapped.


Ed said...

Place blame where it it belongs -- it is the REPUBLICANS who have given us this and we should remember that!

So too in Massachusetts, where Mitt Romney could have exercised his rights under the "tyranny" clause of the Mass State Constitution and said that the SJC had gone over its bounds in the gay marriage decision and he wasn't going to implement it.

No, he didn't -- he did the opposite and bent over backwards to appease the gays. Remember that folks...

TCC said...

Never forget! Thanks, Ed.