Sex and the City 2 star Cynthia
Nixon poses with her partner Christine Marinoni and their newborn
baby Max in the online edition of People magazine.
Marinoni gave birth to Max Ellington
Nixon Marinoni on Monday, February 7 in New York.
In the photograph, Nixon is holding
Max, as Marinoni snuggles in from behind.
Nixon, 44, and Marinoni, 43, began
dating in 2004. They announced they were engaged in 2009 as New York
lawmakers geared up to debate a gay marriage bill. The couple
campaigned heavily for its passage. Senators, however, rejected the
bill, leaving the women unable to marry in the Empire state.
Last spring, Nixon suggested they'd get
married in Iowa. Marinoni, however, nixed the idea, insisting the
couple would wait to get married in their home state.
Nixon began dating Marinoni after she
split up with her boyfriend of 15 years, Danny Mozes. Nixon and
Mozes share custody of two children, fourteen-year-old Samantha and
Other openly gay celebrities who
recently became parents include singer
Elton John and Neil
Patrick Harris, star of the CBS sitcom How
I Met Your Mother.