Governor Patterson decided to attend the massive Broadway rally for marriage equality just a few hours before, after thousands of evangelicals, led by the Pentecostal minister and gay rights foe, state senator Reuben Diaz, converged on the governor's mansion. Governor Paterson talked about the stakes in the tough battle for the marriage equality bill in the senate, after passing the assembly last week:
“We’re in a race right now in New York,” the governor told a crowd of several hundred people who gathered along Avenue of the Americas. “The time for justice, the time for equality, the time for equal rights can never be any more urgent than right now.”
JoeMyGod has some great coverage, including a slide show the star-studded event.We'll be discussing it on the show today.