New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement in response to the Alliance Defense Fund Memo for New York Municipal Clerks who are responsible for issuing marriage licenses. Their Memo addresses the right of clerks and other employees to request an accommodation for their sincerely held religious beliefs concerning the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples:
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:
“I’m sharing this information for everyone to see that unfortunately, people are still protecting crimes against children in New York. Senate Bill 1313B was passed in the Senate and the Assembly, but for some reason there is an effort underway to derail it. This law would help shield school children from witnessing open and notorious acts of prostitution as they walk to and from their schools.
Here is a tweet against my bill that was retweeted by others: “Take a moment to stop State Sen. Ruben Diaz's attempts to persecute sex worker! Gov. Cuomo has till Monday to... http://fb.me/DYw0D3g9”
It appears that State Senators Stephen Saland, Mark Grisanti, James Alesi and Roy McDonald sold their votes to the Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg for $10,300 each.
At least this is the impression and feeling everyone is getting by reading the city newspapers that two weeks after their vote, Mayor Bloomberg, who previously declared his intentions to support and help finance any senator who would vote in favor of gay marriage and complied with his edict, sent a check to each one of them for the maximum amount allowed by law.
During the past two weeks, I have worn a badge of honor as the only Democrat in the New York State Senate to oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo's legislation to redefine our definition of marriage from one man and one woman.
Christians are never afraid to be alone because we know that we are never alone.
I have been blessed the past two weeks with an outpouring of support from countless New Yorkers who have embraced me on the street, called me, written to me, and posted online thanking me for standing strong for my convictions. These include:
On June 24th I voted my conscience and opposed Governor Andrew Cuomo's key piece of social legislation in the New York State Senate that redefines our marriage laws away from the traditional definition of one man and one woman. I was the only Democrat in the Senate to vote against this legislation, and I wear my vote as a badge of honor.
Sorpresas te da la vida, la vida te da sorpresas, los Repúblicanos siempre han sido criticados por siempre defender los ricos y tirarle a los pobres, pero parece que la tortilla se ha virado y ahora son los Repúblicanos defendiendo a los pobres y los Demócratas defendiendo a los ricos y millonarios.
Las leyes de Protección y Estabilizacion del Control de Rentas del Estado de New York se han hecho con el proposito de protejer a los pobres, necesitados y todo aquel que no puede pagar una renta exhorbitante.
Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Thousands of Evangelicals Will march in the Evangelical Children’s Parade
State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz states that with more than 50 floats, marching bands, and displays of biblical passages, thousands of Evangelical Christians will march in The Evangelical Children’s Parade which will be held this Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 pm throughout Third Avenue, from 97th Street to 118th Street in “El Barrio”, the heart of the Hispanic community.
Men, women and children will march in support of their moral, traditional and family values.
El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz publicó la siguiente declaración:
“Es terrible ver la forma doble de juzgar que usa la Oficina del Procurador General Eric Schneiderman cuando se trata de la supuesta corrupción de los funcionarios electos y las personas que contribuyen con su dinero a su campaña contra la forma en que tratan al Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York y sus donantes.
It's just appalling to see the double standard used by the Office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when dealing with alleged corruption by elected officials who serve as legislators and his or her donors versus the way he deals with the New York's Governor and his donors.
When an elected official is accused of favoritism in assigning funds to community groups in his or her district or helping a friend who donates to his or her campaign, the office of the Attorney General and the press will immediately call for an investigation and such elected official or community group will be accused of hanky panky.
“Abrazo Boricua” Honrara al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico
y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico
El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz celebrara un banquete en honor al Desfile Nacional de Puerto Rico y los Alcaldes de Puerto Rico.
Este banquete, “El Abrazo Boricua en New York,” solamente por invitación, se llavará a cabo en el Restaurant Maestros, localizado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue en el Condado del Bronx este Jueves, 9 de junio de 8:00 pm a 1:00 am.
Senator Reverend Diaz Prays for Congressman Anthony Weiner
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement today about United States Representative. Anthony Weiner (D-NY):
“The Bible teaches us to take care of others and to help others when they are down.
It is appalling to witness the way that Congressman Anthony Weiner’s colleagues have been running away from him during these past few days. It is just shameful to see how many of Congressman Weiner’s supposed friends – especially those who are elected officials – have abandoned him as the media makes a total mockery of him.
This letter is to object to the Coors Light Beer ads that are being displayed in New York to promote the 2011 Puerto Rican Day Parade.
While we all welcome corporate sponsorship to help make our Puerto Rican Day Parade celebration special, Coors Light is sponsoring Parade ads that show large bottles of beer with the "Emboricuate" which means "become Puerto Rican" message below the ad. Puerto Ricans are proud of our rich tradition and culture. The false impression these ads suggest is that drinking beer is an central part of our culture.
We welcome sponsors to help celebrate our heritage - not messages that suggest that we want people to come to our parade to get drunk with us.