2- Don’t bash gays. This is the major mistake that many politicians outside of Boro Park make. They think that Boro Parkers care about social issues. They’re wrong. Boro Parkers care about social-service issues not social issues. As far as they are concerned, violating shabbos, eating pork and gay marriage are in the same category – transgressions of Jewish law. But Boro Parkers aren’t trying to convert the world, they’re only trying to improve theirs.
That doesn't mean the Haredim support gay marriage, they just can distinguish between the spiritual and the secular. As one Lubavitcher put it with regards to Cuomo's gay marriage stance: "He's not running for Rabbi".
Should be required reading for conservative NY pols who still can't figure out why their red meat conservatism isn't getting them the Jewish vote.