EXCLUSIVE: Ferrara treasurer resigns from City Council campaign over anti-gay marriage remarks


Miguel Dyer has resigned as treasurer of Bernadette Ferrara’s City Council campaign over recent public remarks she made against gay marriage. He also felt “sick” when he discovered anti-transgender rhetoric has been part of her platform, Dyer told the Bronx Times.

“At this point, I can’t go to sleep if I still work for her anymore, so I’m not,” Dyer, who is gay, said in an exclusive interview.

Ferrara, who is running as a conservative Democrat in the June 27 District 13 primary against three other candidates, said at a BronxNet debate that aired Monday night that she believes marriage is between a man and a woman, and that she thought civil unions were sufficient for gay people. Ironically, in the same remarks, she said she believes “everybody has a right to live the way they want to live.” She added that she has “no animosity” toward LGBTQ people, saying that most of her friends are “part of the LBGTQ groups,” stating the acronym out of order.