Some Orthodox Jews in Borough Park received a letter last week purportedly from a Democratic state Senate candidate revealing that she is a “lesbian American.” But the letter, reminiscent of New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey’s announcement last summer that he is “a gay American,” was fraudulent, said Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a supporter of Diane Savino.
The letter claimed that Savino would be a “strong voice for gay rights” and that she favored same-sex marriages.
Savino won the race with 63 percent of the vote against Al Curtis, the candidate of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties. According to Hikind, Curtis was endorsed by controversial activist Lenora Fulani of the Independence Party, who has been accused of anti-Semitism. Savino filled the seat vacated by the retiring Seymour Lachman.