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Source: NY1
Subject: TGNCIQ Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Latino Elected Leaders Rally For Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

Many of New York’s Latino elected officials [and members of Make the Road New York] rallied on the steps of City Hall for marriage equality Wednesday.

They called on the state Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo to act immediately to pass same-sex marriage legislation.

They said it is a matter of civil rights and social justice.

"We are here as proud Latinos to say those who claim our culture is against same-sex marriage, they do not. They do not speak for me, and they do not speak for us," said Brooklyn-Queens-Manhattan Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.

A poll conducted last month by the Siena Research Institute found 55 percent of Latino voters support marriage equality and 41 percent are opposed.

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