Cynthia Nixon: You Want Pro-Gay Politicians? Cough Up The Cash To Cover Their Ass

There are always going to be people who are against same-sex marriage, and our efforts to convince them otherwise will be wasted breath. But then there are people like Senator Alesi who are on the fence, who are really tortured because they want so much to do the right thing. They want to vote with their conscience. And when they do, it’s important that we remember that these people put their political futures on the line to support us. We need to be there for them in the next election, and the one after that. And we need to be there in larger numbers than the people who may want retribution against these brave allies of ours.

– Openly lesbian Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon explaining the financial reality of gay politics in a Newsweek opinion piece. The National Organization of Marriage has pledged to bury the political careers of the New York senators who voted for marriage equality, just as Bob Vander Plaats successfully vowed to remove the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who voted to legalize marriage equality.

The reminder to support pro-gay politicians is an important message for idealists—as well as Senator Ruben Diaz, the anti-gay New York senator who called the financial support of New York’s pro-gay senators “bribery.”