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Cynthia Nixon talks marriage ruling

Published 01/07/2015

Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon has revealed her excitement over same sex marriage being made legal in all 50 states of America, but insists the campaigning for equality for all couples must never stop.

History was made earlier this week when the Supreme Court of the United States voted to make same sex marriages legal in all 50 US states.

But Cynthia, who wed wife Christine Marinoni in 2012, has urged campaigners not to sit on their laurels now that this decision has been made.

In a guest column for Variety magazine, Cynthia referenced the groundbreaking progress last month in Ireland, where they became the first country in the world to legalise same sex marriages by vote.

“Of all the victories and defeats we’ve seen, nothing has been more inspiring than that victory in Ireland,” Cynthia wrote. “That took everyone’s breath away.

“Equality proponents knew they were going to win, but didn’t take it for granted for a moment; they worked, they organised, leaving no stone unturned. And to have the vote come from the general population was absolutely game-changing. “The important thing to remember going forward, though, is no outcome is ever 100% assured. We have to keep organising like our lives depend on it.”

Cynthia officially came out as bisexual in 2012, after previously hinting at her sexual orientation during an interview in 2007.

In the column, the mother-of-two stressed just how important it is to be open about your sexuality.

“LGBT characters aren’t new; everybody has LGBT people in their family,” she continued. “And everybody needs to make the effort to come out in any and every way they can. If people who are opposed to equality realised how many individuals they already like, admire or even love are LGBT, the battle would be over. It’s important to come out to our parents, children, co-workers, boss — you name it.”

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