Real Housewives of NY's Alex and Simon Want Gay Marriage

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No, not for themselves. They already have straight marriage.

But they're adamantly in favor of same-sex marriage, which will come up in the new season of Real Housewives of New York, particularly at a marital equality rally they appeared at along with other notables.

On the phone yesterday, the duo filled me in on their viewpoints.

Simon van Kempen: On a show like Real Housewives, we have a broad audience. We tend to stay away from issues because they're interested in us because we're crazy and wear red leather pants.

Alex McCord: They don't want us to be Sean Penn. But this is civil rights! This is a cause that we feel passionate about. The number one thing is it's not fair! My best friend from college shot a playdate with us on the show. I've been with him as his life was changed when he got married in Vermont, and then again in Massachusetts when they moved there. One of the things that broke my heart is he'd gotten a dream job offer, but it was in a state he couldn't move to because his husband wouldn't have gotten health benefits and so on!

Simon: I came to the States almost 10 years ago for a three-week business trip. I met Alex. Fortunately for me, the Alex I met was Alexandra, not Alexander. I moved to the states and eventually got my U.S. citizenship. But if it was Alexander, our love would have been screwed. It's ridiculous that in 2011, there are people split up who can't live their lives because of the government!


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8 comments
3911jl
3911jl

Of course simon wants gay marriage, he's a queer. Alex, I can't place her but she's not getting much from simon.

Aaron
Aaron

I saw Alex in the movie Manhattanites recently. She was hilarious.

CornetMustich
CornetMustich

Hey, I'm a Justice of the Peace, in Litchfield County, Connecticut, so come on up..Cheers, Joe Mustich, Red Studio Farm, Washington Green CT USA.

And I'm gay and married to my spouse, Ken, of almost 32 years. We met on a beach on Fire Island Pines, NY back in the days of Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Chester Weinberg, Tommy Tune (sp), Steve Rubell, Liza and Peter, and.....sorry for name dropping...but it seems just like yesterday when Ken and I met...

Jonster
Jonster

So that's how Simon got into this country! They're the only ones left on the show who seem nearly normal after the "fame" reality TV brings. Must be living in Brooklyn that does it.

Guest
Guest

They have a gay marriage.

Mirodir
Mirodir

Is this show still on???

Fingers
Fingers

"They don't want us to be Sean Penn," lol.

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