Diaz Threatens to Revolt If Paterson Brings Up Gay Marriage

ALBANY—State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., an outspoken critic of same-sex marriage, said that putting it on the agenda for the special session will get him “back to the ring.”
“As you know, I have been a soldier in the fight, in the control fight,” Diaz just told me. “I have been keeping myself quiet, out of the headlines, out of the action. Governor Paterson is saying things that, if he wants to bring me back to the ring, I will jump into the ring.”
He didn’t elaborate further, only adding that “the time is very volatile. The situation is very volatile, very sensitive.