On Saturday, thousands of gays rights supporters rallied outside City Hall to bring attention to legislation that outlawed same-sex marriage in California, Florida and Arizona, and to push for marriage equality in New York.
According to the NYC Independent Media Center:
State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., of the Bronx, was a specific target for his stated and long-held opposition to gay rights. Diaz Jr. [sic] is one of the senators who is threatening to withhold support from potential Senate Majority leader Malcolm Smith. He told the New York Post, in reference to Malcolm Smith, to “give it to me in writing that you will not bring gay marriage to the floor and you got me.” A speaker at the protest announced Diaz Sr.’s office phone number and encouraged activists to call on Monday morning to voice their displeasure at Diaz Sr.’s position on gay marriage.The Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin has more on the all attention Diaz has been getting these past few days.