|Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez|
Many of New York's Latino elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall for marriage equality Wednesday.You can't deny it, New York wants gay marriage!
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.