NY Assemblyman: Marriage Equality Won’t End the World
BY Winston Gieseke
May 17 2011 3:50 PM ET
While rallying against gay marriage in the Bronx on Sunday, New York Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo was asked his opinion about what would happen if same sex couples were allowed to marry. His answer: nothing.
Speaking to ThinkProgress’s Igor Volsky, Crespo stated that his stance on marriage discrimination was faith-based and, while his church had nothing against gay people, the communities he represented – African Americans and latinos – are “very conservative on this moral issue.”
But when asked what would actually happen if gay people were allowed to marry, Crespo answered, “Nothing. The sky ain’t gonna fall and the world ain’t gonna end. I respect my brothers and sisters on the other side. This is not a message of hate. I find it insulting when people believe that because of our position on traditional marriage that it’s somehow a homophobic statement — it’s not the case.”
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