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New York Democrats fail to choose first openly gay and first female mayoral nominee

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  1. What a shame. A missed opportunity to send out a powerful message – especially to places like Russia.

  2. She tried her best but politics has become such a media game and Bill knew how to play and play well.
    He seems a good man though and I think he’ll be good for New York.
    Maybe they’ll be a high post for Christine if she wants one.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 11 Sep 2013, 12:50pm

    A shame she didn’t win. Still, at least DeBlasio is pro gay rights, supports full equality for LGBTI people as well as equal marriage. I think what did her in is the fact that she supported the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg to extend term limits. From what I know, a mayor can only serve two terms. He managed to get the New York City council to support a third term and Quinn was one of them, something that didn’t sit too well with many democratic voters.

    Let’s hope one day we will see an openly gay mayor of London.

    1. It’s important to mention that Bloomberg is a Republican and though he supports marriage equality he is otherwise a Republican through and through.

  4. Terry Stewart 11 Sep 2013, 2:27pm

    Great news. First of all is an out and out bully. The fact that she is a Lesbian of Irish extraction is of no importance, if you are on the receiving end of her bullying and abusive outbursts.

  5. It’s actually not a shame at all. She wasn’t the best candidate. She has supported some very conservative policies and supported very conservative candidates. She wasn’t even the best candidate on gay issues. DeBlasio received a higher percentage of the gay vote than Quinn. This is a triumph for the gay community because it demonstrates that we are wise enough and courageous enough to vote based on a candidates’ POLICIES and POSITIONS rather than their sexual orientation.

    1. Ah. Then, I stand corrected ….

  6. E. Manhattan 11 Sep 2013, 8:30pm

    I thought Quinn took too many conservative, pro-developer, pro-corporate stances – but what made me decide firmly against her was her support for the current police chief, and her lack of action for many years to stop the “stop and frisk” abusive behavior carried out by NYPD cops. That has been (and continues to be) a daily, awful attack on tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens, and it’s shameful that it has been allowed to go on for so long. I just couldn’t support Quinn at the expense of the liberties of people of color in New York.

  7. Nein Genesis 12 Sep 2013, 8:31am

    I’m frankly rather offended that Pink News’ headlines is smearing the voters in New York as being somehow homophobic because they didn’t like Quinn’s policies.

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