NY Sen. Ruben Diaz Quits Minority Caucus

Today New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz announced that he was ending his membership in the legislature’s minority caucus. Most consider this move a reaction to today’s news that a majority Senate vote may be there for same-sex marriage. Capitol Confidential provides this short blurb:

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. sent a letter to the bicameral Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus announcing his departure due to “different philosophies” separating himself and the group. Although not specified, we’re betting those differences have to do with same-sex marriage and not, say, hydrofracking.