NY State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz, who threatened judges who performed same-sex marriages on Sunday in New York, also literally declared war on same-sex married couples in his state, and threatened to have their marriages annulled. Hundreds of same-sex marriages were performed in New York State Sunday, the first day the new marriage equality law went into effect.
“We’re going to show them next week that everything they did today was illegal,” Diaz (image, left,) said, speaking in Spanish, reports ABC News, while at the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) anti-gay hate rally in front of the Governor’s NYC office Sunday. “Today we start the battle! Today we start the war!”
New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz is known for his strong anti-gay hatred, and his merging of his role as an ordained minister into his elected office, in violation of the constitutional concept of separation of church and state, a concept to which Diaz has said he does not subscribe.
Diaz recently has been attacking NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, going after him for opening marriage bureaus on Sunday, the day the new same-sex marriage equality law went into effect, and for what Diaz claims is the Mayor’s attempt to buy the votes of Republican Senators who voted for Governor Cuomo’s marriage equality bill last month.
Of his anti-gay, anti-equality vote, Diaz says, “I wear my vote as a badge of honor.”
New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz has been working closely with NOM, is in direct contact with Brian Brown, their President, according to one eyewitness report, and recorded a Spanish-language advertisement for NOM’s assault on the same-sex marriage debate in New York.
Two years ago, upon the installation of Timothy Dolan as the new New York Archbishop, Diaz claimed then-Governor David Paterson was ”being disrespectful to the new Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan and to every Catholic in New York City,” by calling for a marriage equality law.
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