Cynthia Nixon and her Christine Marinoni welcomed Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni to their family last week. A picture of the happy family has now been released. Looks like little Max definitely has Marinoni's red hair – and lots of it.
OH SNAP — Remember on Sex and the City, when Cynthia Nixon's character Miranda exclaimed about Steve, "He has only one ball and I have a lazy ovary. In what world does that create a baby?…It's like the Special Olympics of conception!" And … scene.
Speaking of gay women raising kids, Cynthia Nixon's wife Christine Marinoni ("a short man with boobs")yesterday gave birth to their son Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni. He joins Cynthia's kids Samantha, 14, and Charles, 8, from her relationship with Danny Mozes. Just as wonderful as the newborn: the couple's ability to hide the pregnancy from the press. Just like NPH+DB!
Yesterday, several panelists took the stage at the New Yorker Festival's session for "Love and Obstacles: The Case for Gay Marriage." Joining victorious Prop 8 lawyer David Boies were R. Clarke Cooper, Gene Robinson, Jeffrey Toobin and Cynthia Nixon and NOM's Brian Brown, who sat to Nixon's left.
The Sex & the City star made a very clear, coherent counter argument to Brown's view that, by seeking marriage equality, gays and lesbians wish to completely redefine marriage. Said Nixon:
"I want to say to the gentleman to my left, gay people who want to marry have no desire to redefine marriage in any way. When women got the vote they did not redefine voting. When African-Americans got the right to sit at a lunch counter alongside white people, they did not redefine eating out. They were simply invited to the table…We have no desire to change marriage. We want to be entitled to not only the same privileges, but the same responsibilities as straight people."