Cynthia Nixon: ‘When Women Got The Vote, They Did Not Redefine Voting’

Sometimes you must search for beauty in the world. Sometimes beauty finds you, like it did Saturday at of The New Yorker Festival when Cynthia Nixon — along with
David Boies, Log Cabin Republican’s R. Clarke Cooper, and gay Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson — took on the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown. And put it thusly: The only argument bigots have left is “We’re the victims. Feel bad for us.”

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  • Jack

    Beautifully put. Thank you, Cynthia!

  • Jack

    @Jack: PS – hilarious to watch Brown’s gurning, contorting face as he attempts to hold in all that bile he’s waiting to spew. Some of those expressions are almost demonic!

  • [email protected]

    Brilliant, Cynthia! But, if I were invited to attend (I’d tackle the historical stuff, ’cause we’ve been allowed to marry all over the world!), I’d likely ask Brown a follow-up question to his mem that we’re supposedly “re-defining marriage”: Who makes you imagine this? Who is teaching you these well-crafted lies? Heck, on such a pannel, I’d also like to represent the Old Religion, seeing as hopw the NOMbies not only view my religioun as invalid, but my ordination or degree within it, and any marriages performed within my religion–they don’t think that they should have to accept them as valid or equal to “traditional marriages” because Pagans typically don’t have any rules defining what is and is not a “marriage” in accord wih their specious mandates.

  • [email protected]

    BTW, why wasn’t Maggie available to take on this, ‘eh? I’d LOVE to see Cynthia go up against her! My guess is she didn’t want to go up against David Boies.

  • Pitou

    Maggot Gallagher is coming to Yale for some forum this Wednesday, 10/06… I. Cant. Wait.! I’m there.. I hate this cunt…!

  • ewe

    Where have we landed when such intelligent and eloquent people have to share the stage with such dumb dumb dumbery as Brian Brown? I think their presence gives NOM credibility and that is terribly unfortunate.

  • Sceth

    @Pitou: Totally random, but I have to read Gallagher for a fuzzy class I’m taking. My professor is a statistical analyst. We basically tear her to shreds.

  • Steve

    Yeah, Brian’s face is really hilarious. Really makes you want to punch him right there.

  • wompman

    I love her – go Cynthia! And she was very kind and charitable to call Brown a “gentleman.” There is nothing gentlemanly about that smug and smarmy hater.

  • Bobby in Seattle

    Here’s what I took away from watching this clip is that Brown ISN’T even listening to what Cynthia is saying. He’s so wrapped up in his own agenda, that all he cares about is his turn to speak.

    So, as usual, a very valid point and argument made by the lovely Cynthia is completely ignored and falls on Brown’s deaf ears.

  • Aaron in Honolulu

    YAY! New quote to put on my Facebook info page and wall :)

    “Gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote, they did not redefine voting. When African Americans got the right to sit at a lunch counter along side white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table and that is all we want to do. We have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled not only to the same privileges but the same responsibilities as straight people.” ~ Cynthia Nixon (New Yorker Festival 2010)

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