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Mary Altaffer, APDemocratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (center) and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn during a news conference joining Democrats together Tuesday.

Quinn gives hearty endorsement to fellow Democrat de Blasio for NYC mayor

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
NEW YORK — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, once the most bitter of foes, stood side by side in front of City Hall on Tuesday as she backed him for mayor, sealing the endorsement with a hearty hug. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT city council candidates score historic wins in NYC election

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
New Yorkers across the city voted to send a record number of LGBT candidates to the city council, electing three incumbents and three newcomers in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. [ Read more → ]
WCBS-TVChristine Quinn concedes Democratic Mayoral Primary. Her wife, Kim Catullo (left) is at her side.

Quinn falls short in bid to become first female, first LGBT mayor of New York

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
NEW YORK -- Lesbian city official and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn fell far short Tuesday of her goal to win at least a run-off spot in the New York City mayoral race’s Democratic primary. [ Read more → ]
Mary Altaffer, APNew York City Democratic mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn greets a voter during a campaign stop in the Bronx borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

NYC mayoral hopefuls begin final campaign sprint to Tuesday’s primary

Saturday, September 7, 2013
NEW YORK -- The candidates for New York City mayor blanketed television programs with commercials, gave interviews to nearly anyone holding a microphone and relied on old-fashioned retail politicking as they embarked on the frantic stretch run of the primary campaign. [ Read more → ]
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NY Times endorses Christine Quinn as Democratic choice for mayor of New York

Sunday, August 25, 2013
The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to be the next Mayor of New York. [ Read more → ]

NYC LGBT Caucus to offer self-defense classes in response to anti-gay attacks

Monday, June 3, 2013
NEW YORK — New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the council's LGBT Caucus will host free self-defense classes following a recent spate of hate crimes. [ Read more → ]
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Quinn’s rising political prominence highlights NYC parade dispute

Friday, March 15, 2013
She's a leading candidate to be New York's next mayor. She's already one of its top Irish-American officials. Christine Quinn is also a lesbian and proud of it. And that's why the City Council speaker won't be marching in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade, an event so entrenched in New York tradition that it's older than the United States. [ Read more → ]
Christine QuinnPhoto: Seth Wenig, AP

Openly gay city council speaker launches New York City mayoral bid

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid. A veteran of city politics, Quinn would be a groundbreaking mayor across two personal dimensions: She would be the first female and first openly gay mayor to lead the nation's largest city. [ Read more → ]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down DOMA.

New York City latest to call on Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

Thursday, July 26, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have joined the growing choir of individuals calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. [ Read more → ]

NYC announces marriage lottery ahead of demand for Sunday ceremonies

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
New York City will hold a lottery for couples who want to get married on first day that the state's Marriage Equality Act takes effect, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

Christine Quinn: ‘This is a monumental occasion for myself, my family, and the LGBT community’

Friday, June 24, 2011
This is a monumental occasion for myself, my family, and the LGBT community. Today true equality is closer than ever. [ Read more → ]
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Bloomberg, Quinn pressure NY GOP state Senators to support marriage equality

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn were in Albany on Tuesday, and lobbied Republican State Senators pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Paterson calls on NY legislature to pass marriage equality bill

Monday, November 9, 2009
New York Governor David Paterson has asked the state legislature to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow same-sex marriage, calling it "an issue that touches on the very core of our citizenship." In a rare midyear address to a joint session of the... [ Read more → ]

Openly gay NYC council speaker Quinn urges vote on gay marriage

Monday, November 9, 2009
Fighting back tears, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn urged the New York state Senate Monday to "stand up" and pass the same-sex marriage bill to prove "all New York families are equal," the Daily News reports. Quinn, the first gay person to lead the City... [ Read more → ]
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