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NYC: Quinn releases ad with anti-DOMA champion

One day after the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, leading to celebration by same-sex couples and their advocates, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who'd be the first woman and openly-gay mayor, released this video from anti-DOMA champion Edie Windsor -- who emphasizes Quinn's solidarity with the "middle class and working class." Video posted below.

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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Hollywood actor and director Danny Glover urging New York City to keep horse carriages. Actress Edie Falco making a TV ad to abolish horse carriages. Ex-Sony exec Mitch Singer, last week: “Why do so many believe that this is Sony’s war to fight?"

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