Politics Christine Quinn's loss in New York: Gender politics? (+video)

Christine Quinnā€™s loss in the Democratic primary for New York mayor is stirring debate about whether her femaleness, or her homosexuality, played any role in her struggle to win voters.

By , Correspondent

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Christine Quinnā€™s slide from presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York to distant third place finisher has prompted a fresh round of questions about the role of gender in politics.