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Christine Quinn Nabs Edie Endorsement, Weiner Campaigns at Stonewall DOMA Celebration: VIDEO

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Christine Quinn got the support of Edie Windsor at last night's SCOTUS celebration in front of NYC's historic Stonewall Inn, Politicker reports:

Politicker“I wasn’t going to announce who I was going to endorse until a decision was made … and it’s Christine Quinn!” said Ms. Windsor of the woman who–if elected–would become the city’s first female and openly gay mayor.

Ms. Quinn was about to begin her remarks in front of the thousands of people now gathered on Christopher Street to celebrate the ruling, when Ms. Windsor jumped up–as much as an 84-year-old woman can–and grabbed the microphone to make the endorsement.

Today, Edie Windsor appears in a new ad for Quinn's mayoral campaign.

Watch the ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

Also making sure to be seen at the Stonewall rally (complete with traveling campaign sign held aloft by a devoted supporter) was Anthony Weiner, who has vaulted to the frontrunner position according to at least one recent poll.

Writes photographer Josh Koll, who snapped the photo below:

A few rally-goers were so upset by potential NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's appearance (campaign signs and all) that they were yelling "GO AWAY! IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU!"

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  1. mr? windsor?

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jun 27, 2013 11:00:47 AM


  2. There were a lot of tacky political signs, everyone should have shown more respect.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jun 27, 2013 11:09:46 AM


  3. why is he wearing red pants?

    Posted by: mike | Jun 27, 2013 11:38:37 AM


  4. I hate to be so shallow, but I canNOT move past those red pants. Ye Gods!

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Jun 27, 2013 11:42:33 AM


  5. Is it me or does Weiner look like he is wasting away? He does not look like a healthy man.

    Posted by: Critifur | Jun 27, 2013 11:44:12 AM


  6. I'm sure he's wearing red because red was the selected (by the HRC dictatorship on gay issues) as the color for marriage equality.

    Posted by: Fancy | Jun 27, 2013 11:52:43 AM


  7. Weiner thinks wearing red pants will make him look like a hep cat with teh gays.

    Posted by: Kip | Jun 27, 2013 11:54:36 AM


  8. thanks Edith,

    But no on in NYC wants Quinn.

    k? thx.

    And Weiner is a fierce alley of the gays.

    Who cares about his pants, which btw - are in fashion right now - just ask Banana Republic.

    Posted by: Truthiness | Jun 27, 2013 12:02:35 PM


  9. He's wearing red, white & blue, per the suggestion of the Day of Decision national organizers, who put that as a suggestion on their website. However, when I first read the headline about Weiner campaigning at the event, my first thought was, "It's not about you." Glad to see that those in the crowd told him as much. I wouldn't tell him to go away, but actively campaigning there is tacky. Same for Christine Quinn, no matter her orientation.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Jun 27, 2013 12:41:32 PM


  10. I'd say Quinn's move was even more tacky, using the moment and Edie Windsor for her campaign. I mean, at least wait a day. I respect Edie's choice to endorse, but yesterday was about something else.

    Posted by: Fancy | Jun 27, 2013 12:53:09 PM


  11. so millionaire widow supports Quinn?

    go figure.

    Posted by: Truthiness | Jun 27, 2013 1:00:32 PM


  12. The combination of the necktie with the causal red pants does him no favors. He's a real hip cat, for sure.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Jun 27, 2013 1:17:36 PM


  13. Polls have Quinn with a lead with whites, gays, people from Manhattan.

    She's losing big time with blacks and hispanics though. Shocker.

    Posted by: sean | Jun 27, 2013 1:28:34 PM


  14. "It's not about you"?

    Hmmmm. Would the same people saying that have said the same thing to non-ally Hillary Clinton if she had showed up?

    Was it "not about him" because he is not gay and non-gay people were not welcome at a celebration of a victory for gay rights....or because he is a straight man instead of a straight woman......or because some of you think gay people should vote for someone strictly on the basis of their sexual orientation rather than on the basis of their qualifications?

    Posted by: Rick | Jun 27, 2013 1:32:44 PM


  15. Don't know about Quinn leading with gays. I've been talking with a lot of folks here in NYC, and no one is supporting her as a first choice. They may not be sold yet on other candidates, but there's a lot of distrust of Quinn.

    Posted by: Albert | Jun 27, 2013 1:56:20 PM


  16. @Rick +1

    Posted by: Fancy | Jun 27, 2013 2:04:47 PM


  17. Edie Windsor deserves all the plaudits we can give, but something to note: if she filed her lawsuit to avoid paying $363,000 in estate taxes, and she was an IBM programmer whose wife was a psychologist, she's in a class & income bracket that would benefit most from having a Bloomberg clone like Quinn in office

    Posted by: Jeff | Jun 27, 2013 2:16:53 PM


  18. The only Mayoral candidate invited to speak was Quinn. Weiner was told he could not speak. I'm not sure that Quinn deserved to be a speaker at this event. When Council Member Tony Avella tried to introduce a resolution in the City Council in support of same sex marriage back in the mid-2000s, Quinn refused to allow him to do it, and she wouldn't do it herself. She joined the marriage fight when it became politically expedient for her. Also, the event last night took place at Stonewall, and Quinn rubber stamped an NYPD rule curbing free assembly (unless it's her own rally...). Free assembly is what made Stonewall possible in the first place. She is a friend to the LGBT community only when it advances her career, but she is using her identity to get her elected because she'd be voted out in a minute if voters took her record into account when casting their ballots.

    Posted by: Donny Moss | Jun 27, 2013 2:37:44 PM


  19. Anthony Weiner = typical heterosexual male who thinks he can penetrate a gay event and gay people will just take it and like it.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Jun 28, 2013 12:24:15 AM


  20. EDIE WINDSOR ENDORSEMENT OF CHRISTINE QUINN IS IRELEVANT BECAUSE THE RACE TO LEAD NYC IS 'NOT' ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE - The race to lead New York City is about many issues, including the commitment to core middle class issues like fair and affordable housing, job growth, equal pay and expanding opportunity for the middle class. It is no longer about 'Gay Marriage' as that battle has been long over in New York State, thanks to the efforts of Governor Eliot Spitzer and Governor Andrew Cuomo. But Christine Quinn wants you to continue to focus on the Gay Marriage debate because it really is the only thing she has to talk about. It is a mask for her fraud and corruption and the reason why many gay activists in New York City within her own district have abandoned her candidacy; the Defeat Christine Quinn Campaign was born in the West Village. Real New Yorkers know that it won't put food on the table or help them pay their rent. If Christine Quinn wants to continue to fight for Gay Marriage, she should run for a National Office and abandon her pursuit of the local office of Mayor of New York City. On the main issues of the day facing most NYC voters Christine Quinn stands on the WRONG SIDE of HUMANITY and human history and thus she lacks the character and integrity to lead New York City. New York voters know that Christine Quinn is a deception and a fraud.

    Posted by: Christopher London | Jun 28, 2013 11:23:42 AM


  21. New Rules by New York City Police Department
    Require a Permit for Public Assembly of 50 or more People. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who claims to speak for *us*, has endorsed this plan, calling the new permit regulations "a practical approach to traffic and public safety issues" (NYT 10/18/06). The same Christine Quinn who claims to speak for the queer community is now attacking the very civil rights gains that have made it possible for her, an out lesbian, to become speaker. Did the Stonewall veterans ask the police for a permit in 1970 when they held NYC's first Gay Pride Parade? Quinn betrays those who fought hard for civil rights by allowing and supporting police violations of basic tenets of the Constitution.

    Posted by: ACT UP AGAINST CHRISTINE QUINN | Jun 28, 2013 11:28:42 AM


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