Cynthia Nixon of Sex and the City fame (or infamy?) is now dating a girl. She used to be straight and even had kids (by an actual man) but now she’s hitting for the other team.

That’s all well and good and pretty typical for Hollywood. But it seems Ms. (Mz.?) Nixon went and said something that Hollywood ain’t liking. And she must be silenced. Now!!!!!

Cynthia Nixon said she had a choice.

“I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line ‘I’ve been straight and I’ve been gay, and gay is better.’ And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice. And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me. A certain section of our community is very concerned that it not be seen as a choice, because if it’s a choice, then we could opt out. I say it doesn’t matter if we flew here or we swam here, it matters that we are here and we are one group and let us stop trying to make a litmus test for who is considered gay and who is not.”…

“Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we’re just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don’t think that they should define the terms of the debate. I also feel like people think I was walking around in a cloud and didn’t realize I was gay, which I find really offensive. I find it offensive to me, but I also find it offensive to all the men I’ve been out with.”

Some gay critics are trying to explain what she said away, throwing out “What she means is…” or “She’s just bisexual and she just doesn’t realize it.”

They can’t accept publicly that sexuality can be a choice because so much of the push for government sanctioned gay marriage is based on the argument that these folks have no choice. They say they’re hard wired to be gay and they couldn’t possibly go the other way. They’ve declared it a civil right and compared themselves to black people, saying that black people can’t change their color (except Sammy Sosa and Michael Jackson) and gay people can’t stop being gay.

It’s funny how those constantly arguing for tolerance are screaming for Cynthia Nixon to shut up.