28Jun

DOMA’s Edith Windsor Endorses Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor

By , June 28th, 2013 | Articles, Election, Government, New York, Same-Sex Marriage | 1 Comment

Before Edith Windsor even walked onto the podium Wednesday afternoon at the Decision Day rally on Christopher Street in New York City’s West Village, she already had made national news. As the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), this 83 year-old woman with a flair for always wearing just the right scarf convinced five Justices to strike down the section of DOMA the prohibited that federal recognition of legally married same-sex couples.

Yet, Edie wasn’t done with the media just yet. After her turn was over at the podium, she insisted on staying and being apart of the event she inspired. One by one, attorneys and politicians got up and spoke their part until the moderator announced it was New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s turn at the microphone. Edie jumped up from the chair provided for her, climb back on the podium and proclaimed her support for Quinn for the 2013 NYC Mayoral race (watch the Vimeo video below).

Edie’s endorsement could not have come at a better time for Quinn. After months of being the frontrunner for the NYC Democratic primary nomination, the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist has former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner bumping Quinn down to second place with a 25% to 20% of the vote, respectively. Weiner is making his own grab for the gay New York City vote. He stopped by the Decision Day rally to introduce himself to voters (but was not up on the podium) as the New York Post reports he was on his way to the New York City Blood Bank to demand the FDA end the ban on gay men donation blood.

Another person working hard at the Decision Day rally was Donny Moss of Defeat Christine Quinn. As previously reported, Defeat Christine Quinn is a growing grassroots group of housing and LGBT activists dedicated to following performing voter education and outreach as well as protesting Quinn events. Moss released the following statement regarding Edie’s endorsement of Quinn:

“Edie Windsor and Christine Quinn have crossed paths on many stages in the months leading up to the Supreme Court decision, and they’ve clearly established a nice rapport, which led to an endorsement. But I can’t help but wonder if Ms. Windsor would have joined the “Anyone But Quinn” movement if she knew what a obstacle Quinn has been to human rights, workers rights and other social justice advances for New Yorkers.” – Donny Moss, Defeat Christine Quinn

There is no telling if Edie’s endorsement will get Quinn back in the lead, if Weiner’s good showing is just because he is only officially in the race for slightly over a month and will quickly lose his footing and slip back with the rest of the pack, or if Defeat Christine Quinn’s campaign will win over enough voters to help their cause. With the Democratic Primary not until September 10, 2013, the only sure things are that ten weeks is a lifetime in New York City politics and to expect a little mayhem.

  • http://www.christopherlondonblog.com/ Christopher London, Esq.

    EDIE WINDSOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHRISTINE QUINN IS IRELEVANT BECAUSE THE RACE TO LEAD NYC IS ‘NOT’ ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE – The race to lead New York City is about many issues, including the commitment to core middle class issues like fair and affo…rdable housing, job growth, equal pay and expanding opportunity for the middle class. It is no longer about ‘Gay Marriage’ as that battle has been long over in New York State, thanks to the efforts of Governor Eliot Spitzer and Governor Andrew Cuomo. But Christine Quinn wants you to continue to focus on the Gay Marriage debate because it really is the only thing she has to talk about. It is a mask for her fraud and corruption and the reason why many gay activists in New York City within her own district have abandoned her candidacy; the Defeat Christine Quinn Campaign was born in the West Village. Real New Yorkers know that it won’t put food on the table or help them pay their rent. If Christine Quinn wants to continue to fight for Gay Marriage, she should run for a National Office and abandon her pursuit of the local office of Mayor of New York City. On the main issues of the day facing most NYC voters Christine Quinn stands on the WRONG SIDE of HUMANITY and human history and thus she lacks the character and integrity to lead New York City. New York voters know that Christine Quinn is a deception and a fraud. http://www.anybodybutquinn.com/
    EDIE WINDSOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHRISTINE QUINN IS IRELEVANT BECAUSE THE RACE TO LEAD NYC IS ‘NOT’ ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE – The race to lead New York City is about many issues, including the commitment to core middle class issues like fair and affo…rdable housing, job growth, equal pay and expanding opportunity for the middle class. It is no longer about ‘Gay Marriage’ as that battle has been long over in New York State, thanks to the efforts of Governor Eliot Spitzer and Governor Andrew Cuomo. But Christine Quinn wants you to continue to focus on the Gay Marriage debate because it really is the only thing she has to talk about. It is a mask for her fraud and corruption and the reason why many gay activists in New York City within her own district have abandoned her candidacy; the Defeat Christine Quinn Campaign was born in the West Village. Real New Yorkers know that it won’t put food on the table or help them pay their rent. If Christine Quinn wants to continue to fight for Gay Marriage, she should run for a National Office and abandon her pursuit of the local office of Mayor of New York City. On the main issues of the day facing most NYC voters Christine Quinn stands on the WRONG SIDE of HUMANITY and human history and thus she lacks the character and integrity to lead New York City. New York voters know that Christine Quinn is a deception and a fraud. http://www.anybodybutquinn.com/

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