Sunday, June 5, 2011

People in the Bronx Rally for Gay Marriage

    Apparently, Sen. Ruben Diaz don't know his people. Many gathered in support of Gay Marriage a few days ago.

    News 12 in the Bronx covered the story

    Here's more news
    Joined by elected officials and organizations including members of the New Yorkers United for Marriage coalition, local activists will gather at the Bronx Borough Courthouse in the South Bronx on Friday afternoon to present a different face of the borough. They note that of the six state senators who represent the Bronx, five of them support marriage equality, and three are Latino, representing half of the six-member Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus in the state senate.

    “The Bronx is united, and the Bronx is united for marriage, not against marriage,” said Dirk McCall, a spokesman for the newly formed Bronx Rainbow Independent Democratic Association, which is organizing the press conference with Marriage Equality New York. “We want people to know that his rally doesn’t speak for the Bronx. This is the true Bronx coming out today.”

    Indeed, recent surveys suggest that Díaz holds the less popular opinion in the Bronx, a borough where 52% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, according to the U.S. Census. A Siena poll from May, which found that a majority of voters statewide support marriage equality, found that among Hispanics and Latinos, support stood at 55% compared to 41% opposed. According to a Williams Institute study, more same-sex couples are raising families in the Bronx than any other borough, adding local urgency to the marriage push.
    There will be a pro gay marriage march in August

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