From the same NY Daily News piece:
Among the group was Erica Diaz, the granddaughter of State Senator Diaz, who said she'd been kicked out of the Navy due to her sexual orientation. To her side was her girlfriend, Naomi Torres, who Diaz said she hoped to eventually marry -- but only if the laws changed in New York.
"There is no war in my family," said Diaz. "I respect my grandfather, I respect the fact that he’s a firm believer on what he thinks is right. However, I have my own opinion on this issue. Basically I believe we should all be given a chance to exercise our human right to marry the person we love."