'Today' gives 'Sex and City 2' Star Platform to Push for Same-Sex Marriage

“Sex and the City 2” hits theaters May 27 and the media have been promoting the new film. NBC's “The Today Show” joined in touting the movie by having star Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, on May 25. But the interview took a curious turn when Nixon was given a platform to support same-sex marriage in New York.

Host Meredith Vieira was discussing a Hollywood Reporter review that called the movie “proudly feminist, but blatantly anti-Muslim, when she stated, “In real life, you are engaged to Christine Mariononi.”

Nixon began dating Mariononi after splitting with her husband, Danny Mozes, with whom she has two children. Nixon and Mariononi became engaged last year.

After Nixon confirmed she still was, Vieira said, “Your partner for six years. And you have said if the, the same sex-marriage bill passes in this state, you plan to get married.”

Nixon replied, “Yes. I mean we're not gonna wait forever for New York. We're, we're trying, you know, get New York to get its act together but if, if we have to wait too long we'll go somewhere else. But we'd ideally really like to do it in our home.”

Vieira then attempted to tie same sex-marriage with the movie and mused, “Yeah I was gonna ask you. What you do think is gonna come first? Same-sex marriage in New York or 'Sex and the City Part 3?'” Nixon laughed, “I really hope same sex-marriage in New York.”

What same-sex marriage has to do with “Sex and the City 2” was pretty unclear. But Nixon should consider a move to Washington, D.C., where same-sex marriage became legal several months ago, to the unconcealed glee of the Washington Post.

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