Former NYC Speaker Christine Quinn is not on board with actress Cynthia Nixon's intention to run for governor (previously on ontd): "I'm surprised by this race. It's a flight of fancy on her part... Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City. Now she wants an unqualified lesbian to be the governor or New York. You have to be qualified and have experience. She isn't qualified to be the governor."
Nixon laughed off the comments during her campaign launch party at the Stonewall Inn: "I just want to say tonight that she was technically right, that I don’t have my certificate from the Department of Lesbian Affairs – though in my defense there’s a lot of paperwork required."
Quinn, who is openly gay, has clarified that she was not attacking Nixon's sexual orientation and instead was simply bitter that Nixon supported Bill de Blasio for mayor over her qualified lesbian self back in 2013:
To be clear, Cynthia Nixon’s identity has no bearing on her candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did. I want to be clear about that. I would never, EVER, criticize someone because of their identity. 1/4— Christine Quinn (@chriscquinn) March 20, 2018
I’ve experienced it time and time again, and would never support it or condone it. As a lesbian who ran one of the most high profile races in the country, i know what that’s like. And I know it’s imperative that we encourage more members of our community to run for office. 2/4— Christine Quinn (@chriscquinn) March 20, 2018
Cynthia Nixon aggressively opposed my candidacy in New York despite my qualifications for the office and despite my strong progressive credentials. I was attempting to make a comparison between the two of us. 3/4— Christine Quinn (@chriscquinn) March 20, 2018
The real point I am trying to make is that qualifications matter and records matter. I do not believe she has the qualifications or the record. 4/4— Christine Quinn (@chriscquinn) March 20, 2018
sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
are u an unqualified lesbian, ontd?