In a post on Room Eight, Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. clarifies the "threats" he made to the gay community in a report earlier this week to the NYDN's Elizabeth Benjamin: "I told Liz Smith Benjamin that … [Read more...] about NY Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. Clarifies Threatening Statements
As Senator Ruben Diaz Sr.'s earlier remarks suggested, the power-brokering deal between Senator Malcolm Smith and the "gang of three" (Senator-elect Pedro Espada Jr., Díaz Sr. of the Bronx, and … [Read more...] about New York Senate Democrat Deal Falls Apart, Smith Issues Statement
Yesterday, the New York Times reported that it was looking like the power-sharing deal between New York Senate Democrats Malcolm Smith and the so-called "gang of three" (Senator-elect Pedro Espada … [Read more...] about NY Senator Diaz Sr. Issues Threat to Gays as Dem Deal Breaks Down
The Empire State Pride Agenda's Executive Director Alan Van Capelle released a statement yesterday in reaction to reports that a marriage equality vote was used as a bargaining chip in the handshake … [Read more...] about NY Gay Leaders Await Answers on Marriage Element of Dem Deal
A big deal went down between Democrats in the New York Senate today forged by pressure from the so-called gang of three (Sen. Carl Kruger, Sen.-elect Pedro Espada Jr., and Sen. Ruben Diaz), and the … [Read more...] about New York Democrats Strike Deal; Same-Sex Marriage Vote Tossed
A couple of weeks ago I posted about a conflict in the New York Senate (between Democratic leader and marriage equality supporter Malcolm Smith and a group of three "rogue" Democrats lead by Sen. … [Read more...] about A Thanksgiving Thaw for New York Democrats?
Stop a marriage referendum in New York: "On November 4th, New Yorkers gave the Democrats a two-seat majority in the New York State Senate. Finally, it seemed, Democrats would be able to put marriage … [Read more...] about News: Malcolm Smith, Star Trek, Lieberman, Asbury Park, Beatles