Since it’s Ruben Diaz, the Bigot Democrat of the Bronx, you know it’s about gay marriage:
“I am deeply offended that during this Holy Week, which is a most sacred time to millions of New Yorkers, Governor Andrew Cuomo is working hard to mobilize elected officials to legalize homosexual marriage in New York.
“We all know that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Budget, which was done in haste to beat the clock, will cause tremendous suffering to countless New Yorkers – especially Black and Hispanic communities. His cuts will hurt students, senior citizens, the sick, the poor and the needy.
“Now Governor Cuomo is targeting communities of faith in an effort to redefine marriage. The most basic tenets of New York’s largest faith communities include defining marriage as between one man and one woman. These religions that cherish these values include Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim.
Newsflash: New Yorkers, for the most part, support marriage equality. Moreover, the fact that some of the adherents to one religion practiced by New Yorkers are observing a religious ritual at the moment is of absolutely no consequence to the state business of New York. The fact that he mentions Jewish and Muslim voters undermines his case, since they are actually not observing “Holy Week” right now! So let’s file this under “manufactured outrage to get bigots’ wee-wees in a bunch.” Or we could just call it “whining” and move on.