Latino Opposition a Barrier to Gay Marriage Bill

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The state Assembly has passed a bill to make New York the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. The measure's prospects in the state senate are uncertain, in part, because of opposition from a Bronx lawmaker, who's also an evangelical minister. State Senator Ruben Diaz is leading a rally Sunday against the "Marriage Equality Act" with other ministers and congregants, most of them Latino. WNYC's Elaine Rivera explores why gay marriage is such a hot button issue in the Latino community.


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