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New York city councilman won't apologize for saying chamber is controlled by ‘homosexual community'


Added 02-10-19 03:57:02pm EST - “A city lawmaker in New York is refusing to apologize for saying that the city government is "controlled by the homosexual community."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “New York city councilman won’t apologize for saying chamber is controlled by ‘homosexual community’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A city lawmaker in New York is refusing to apologize for saying that the city government is “controlled by the homosexual community.”

Bronx city council member Ruben Diaz Sr., described as a conservative Democrat, made the comment while speaking on the Spanish-language radio program, “El Desahogo," last week, according to The New York Daily News. 

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay, and others called for Diaz to apologize over the comment.

“The disgraceful and homophobic comments made by Ruben Diaz Sr. don’t reflect this city’s values,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) tweeted on Saturday. “The council member owes an apology to @NYCSpeakerCoJo and 8.6 million New Yorkers.”

But Diaz has declined to do so, tweeting, "what’s homophobic about saying that the gay community controls the [New York City] city council?"

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