Christine Marinoni Biography
(Gay Rights Activist)
Christine Marinoni is an American education and gay rights activist who is married to actress, activist and politician Cynthia Nixon, who played lawyer Miranda Hobbes in 'Sex and the City.' Nixon won 'Emmy' and 'Screen Actors Guild' awards for her role in the HBO series. Marinoni serves as director emeritus for the New York-based nonprofit organization, Alliance for Quality Education, which aims to create a high-quality experience for public-school students. In 2013, she and Nixon supported New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign, following which she landed a job in the city Department of Education under Blasio in 2014. When Blasio was reelected, Marinoni became a senior adviser for community partnerships under New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery. She stepped down from that position in March 2018 after Nixon announced her intention to run for the governor's seat in New York. As an LGBTQ activist, Marinoni feels that "it's important for the LGBT community to be joining hands with other groups and issues like income inequality and education."