State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. isn't the only Bronx politician who's anti-gay marriage. Riverdale Review reporter Candice Giove took this footage of Assemblyman Michael Benjamin speaking at Sunday's rally outside Governor Paterson's Midtown offices.
"They call us prejudiced, they call us bigots, they call us un-American, we are not," a fired-up Benjamin told the crowd. "... if we don't say no to gay marriage in New York, it will spread across the entire nation."
According to this list, Benjamin was one of two Bronx assembly members to give last week's gay marriage vote the thumbs down. The other being Nelson Castro. (Carl Heastie was marked down as "excused." The others voted in favor.)
Perhaps Benjamin's position shouldn't come as a surprise. Check out the reader comments at the end of this video post by Gary Axelbank.
UPDATE: Candice tells us she was covering the rally for the Village Voice. Read her story here.