Ruben Diaz Sr. Threatens the Gays


On the day when gays are trying to prove that they are an essential part of American life by skipping work, anti-gay State Senator Ruben Diaz demonstrates just how influential they are. They are making. him. really. mad. They're calling his office and asking him why he has broken away from the Democratic Party partially over the issue of marriage equality. They're protesting his august decision-making (and so is Ed Koch, who called him a "rat" on the radio the other day). And Diaz is pissed. He told the Daily News' Elizabeth Benhamin that there would be consequences for all this:

"The gays are calling my office. They're jamming my phones. They're going to see what we can do. They've going to see exactly what we can do. Ed Koch is going to see what we can do. They're just going to see. That is what I'm telling you."

Hey gays, whatever you're doing is totally working. Was that a threat, Mr. Diaz? What, exactly, are you going to try to do to the gays now? You're trying to stop marriage equality, you already tried to stop the Gay Games, and you fought against a safe-haven high school for LGBT students. What are you going to try to take away next, Chelsea? Because we've seen the size of some of the dudes walking around down there and we don't really recommend that you try it.

Diaz: 'Just Wait To See What We Can Do' [NYDN]
Earlier: Anti-Gay State Senator Chooses Opposition to Marriage Equality Over Party
Tomorrow: A Day Without Gays