“The Governor went out on a limb for the gay community in his efforts to support marriage equality and to bring that bill to the Senate floor, even though he knew it did not have sufficient votes to pass and that thousands of people in New York State did not want it and will not support him for election because of that issue. Where is the gay community now that the Governor needs them? For that Governor Paterson has paid dearly and gained a lot of negative ink. Governor David Paterson must be wondering ‘I was there when they needed me, where are my friends now that I need them?’” – Arch homophobe NY Sen. Ruben Diaz, trying to start a rumor that the LGBT community has abandoned Gov. Paterson, who is suffering the lowest approval ratings seen for a New York governor in decades.
Last May, Diaz organized the largest anti-gay event in New York history when he rallied over 10,000 Hispanic Evangelicals to protest outside of Paterson’s Manhattan office. Below is my video of that day. Diaz appears near the end of the clip to the delighted shrieks of the adoring bigots.