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Cynthia Nixon Takes on NOM's Brian Brown over Gay Marriage

Cynthia Nixon Takes on NOM's Brian Brown over Gay Marriage

Cynthia Nixon Takes on NOM's Brian Brown over Gay Marriage

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon faced off against the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Brian Brown on a panel at the New Yorker Festival’s session of “Love and Obstacles: The Case for Gay Marriage.” The winning Prop 8 attorney David Bois, Gene Robinson, R. Clarke Cooper and Jeffrey Toobin rounded out the panel.

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Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon faced off against the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Brian Brown on a panel at the New Yorker Festival’s session of “Love and Obstacles: The Case for Gay Marriage," Sunday.

The winning Prop 8 attorney David Bois, Gene Robinson, R. Clarke Cooper and Jeffrey Toobin rounded out the panel.

But it was Emmy and Tony winner Nixon, who is engaged to her partner Christine Marinoni, who made an impassioned case for marriage, countering Brown’s assertion that lesbians and gays seek to redefine marriage.

Watch Nixon make her cogent and heartfelt argument below. Brown sits to her left:

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.