Saturday, March 10, 2018

New York LGBTQ Leaders Warn Cynthia Nixon They'll Back Gov. Cuomo In Primary Challenge

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It has been reported Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon is considering a run to be New York's next governor. Recent reports say she has discussed plans with Democratic operatives, a further sign that she could seriously announce a primary run against the state's current governor, Andrew Cuomo. This could prove to be somewhat of a dilemma for the LGBTQ community, as the openly gay Nixon is challenging Cuomo, whose record on LGBTQ issues is solid.

The New York Post reports:

New York’s elected gay political leaders are warning “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon that they’ll stick with Gov. Andrew Cuomo if she decides to run against him.

The most notable brushback came from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the first openly gay member of Congress from New York, who represents the city’s northern suburbs.

“Many of us in the community, who have been fighting for equality for decades, are recommending she reconsider,” Maloney said in a statement.

“I can say unequivocally that the LGBTQ community has not had a greater champion than Governor Cuomo. He has not only been on the right side of our issues, but has delivered results that have changed the trajectory of our nation’s progress toward LGBTQ equality. Simply put, I owe my marriage to leaders like Andrew Cuomo.”

See full story here.


Raybeard said...

As an observer from way outside, this sounds like just about the last thing NY needs right now.

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Well they put a tv personality in as their President, what could possibly go wrong?