"Sex and the City" star and real-life New Yorker Cynthia Nixon made her way to Florida for this Election Day. Florida Street Teamer Anthony Wojtkowiak caught up with the actress at the University of Miami today, where she was encouraging students to vote.
"I'm just talking to students here, making sure everyone is voting," she told MTV News. "If they haven't, I'm telling them the clock is ticking. Today is D-day. Gotta vote."
Nixon was also there to speak out against Florida's Proposition 2, which would define marriage as being between a man and a woman, effectively banning same-sex marriage. "It's an antigay initiative," said Nixon, who is in a lesbian relationship. "It's not like gay marriage or civil unions aren't already illegal in this state. They just want to make sure that no people in a domestic partnership can receive benefits, which obviously affects a lot of gay people, but it affects a lot of straight people too, particularly a lot of senior citizens. It's just nasty.
"I live with a woman," she added. "I don't live in Florida, so it doesn't affect me directly, but I feel any time there are homophobic propositions on a ballot in any state it affects me."
Meanwhile, she responded to the recent interview Barack Obama did with MTV News last weekend, in which he said he supports civil unions, even though he defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. "Of course, I would love it if he would say he is for gay marriage," she said. "But I feel like it's so close. ... He's for civil unions with all the rights and privileges of marriage. ... You know, for my money, you can call it whatever you want, but as long as we have our rights, that's the important thing."
Nixon is a stout Obama supporter and says she agrees with him on many issues, including the environment and the economy. "But if I had to pick one issue," she said, "it would be the Supreme Court. I just cannot see anymore conservative justices appointed. ... John McCain said that Roe vs. Wade was a flawed decision, and he'd like to see it repealed."
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