Cynthia Nixon is taking on a new role soon, that of Nancy Reagan in a new TV series, Killing Reagan. In a recent interview, the mom of three children and partner to her wife, Christine Marinoni, spoke about LGBT families.
When the UK Telegraph asked Nixon if there was a difference between same-sex couples raising kids and a heterosexual couple — a question that has already been answered by numerous studies all over the world — Nixon responded, “A parent is a parent, a child is a child, a family is a family.”
Nixon made another good point in her interview: “I feel like a lot of prejudice we have against people is against people we barely know or have never even met. And certainly when different kinds of people are able to be around each other, particularly when their children are in a class together, a lot of that fear and mistrust just evaporates.”
And it’s true. Children are often less concerned about the social or political atmosphere surrounding families and just see them as they are: families.
Cheers to Cynthia Nixon for reminding the world that family is family and there’s no “right” way to do it.