Cynthia Nixon's comment on whether
being gay is a choice were cited Tuesday in testimony against a gay
Testifying before Maryland's Senate
Judicial Proceedings Committee against a bill that would make
Maryland the seventh state to legalize gay marriage, Dr. Ruth Jacobs
argued gay couples should be denied the right to marry because
science has yet to determine whether sexual orientation is an
“I'm a physician. I practice in
Montgomery County. Much of the testimony has revolved about [that]
homosexuality is innate. The American Psychological Association has
stated that no findings have emerged that have permitted scientists
to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular
factor or factors,” Jacobs testified.
Jacobs then quoted Nixon's recent
comments to The New York Times, in which the actress said that
for her being gay is a choice.
“For her, being gay was conscious
choice,” Jacobs said.
Nixon, however, has since expanded
on her comments, adding that her bisexuality is not a choice,
only her decision to be with a woman.
“I believe bisexuality is not a
choice, it is a fact,” she said. “What I have 'chosen' is to be
in a gay relationship.”