Voice for Equality: Cynthia Nixon

Although her resume contains everything from Broadway to Hollywood, actress Cynthia Nixon is best knoiwn for her role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes in HBO's Sex and City. More recently, Nixon has made headlines for publicly acknowledging her relationship with educational activist Christine Marinoni.

On May 17, 2009, Nixon announced at New York City marriage equality rally that she and Marinoni are engaged to be married. She then addressed those who claim marriage equality erodes “traditional values”:

"How will my girlfriend and I getting married have any effect on you or your wife, or you or your husband... the right to marry is about us. It is only about you to the extent that you have to live with yourself knowing that you are depriving a significant portion of the population their basic civil rights."

Nominated for Voices for Equality by: Chaya

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