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Did Maggie Gallagher’s NOM Really Lie About Diaz “Inevitable” Comment?

by David Badash on June 21, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,News,Politics

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New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz was quoted in the Wall Street Journal by the AP on Monday, as we reported, now twice, saying that marriage equality in New York was “inevitable.” New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz today claimed he was “misquoted,” and issued this statement, as you can see from a screenshot taken at 2:45 PM today on New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz’s website:

June 21, 2011

Press Release

For Immediate Release

State Senator Rubén Díaz to the Media: Please Quote Me Correctly

 

Albany, New York- State Senator Rubén Díaz released the following statement:

“I am amazed at how quickly I have been misquoted in the press regarding the issue of gay marriage.

 

“The press took one phrase from my comment and as a result it has appeared in this morning’s newspapers completely out of context.

 

“For the sake of accuracy, this is what I said:

 

“Because the Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is making the Republicans do what the Democrats could not do when they were in the majority, the Republicans are bending to the Democratic Governor and gay marriage is inevitable in the State of New York.”

At 2:02 PM, NOM published this post, “Diaz Corrects The Record: Gay Marriage is NOT Inevitable — It’s the Republican’s Fault,” on their blog, with a video embedded of Diaz speaking:

The MSM always mines marriage advocates’ words to find the message point they think will hurt. We were with Sen. Diaz at the capitol yesterday and what he was clearly communicating is: if gay marriage comes, it’s not because it’s inevitable, it’s because the Republicans caved.

He’s not capitulating, he’s fighting mad.

His statement makes it clear:

“For the sake of accuracy, this is what I said:

“Because the Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is making the Republicans do what the Democrats could not do when they were in the majority, the Republicans are bending to the Democratic Governor and gay marriage is inevitable in the State of New York.”

 

Can anyone read?

“gay marriage is inevitable in the State of New York.”

No “if.”

Doesn’t matter why, or what’s behind it, but just because New York State Senator and Reverend Rubén Díaz blames the GOP, doesn’t change his statement.

Or mine.

As we wrote Monday, “Gallagher looks and sounds tired. She’s met her match with New York.”

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