Bishop Gene Robinson will officiate
over the wedding of Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni, Queerty.com
Robinson, who serves as bishop of the
diocese of New Hampshire, faced controversy nearly a decade ago when
he became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Nixon, who is best known for playing
lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series Sex and the City, and
education activist Marinoni are engaged to marry in New York.
“I've been invited by Cynthia and her
partner to officiate at their ceremony over Memorial Day weekend,”
Robinson told the site. “It's going to be my great pleasure to be
there and to be a part of that celebration.”
Robinson also commented on Nixon's
controversial assertion that being gay could be a choice.
Prior to dating Marinoni, Nixon was
involved in a 15-year relationship with Danny Mozes, with whom she
shares custody of two children.
“[F]or me, it is a choice,” Nixon
told The New York Times. “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.”
Gilbert, Cat Cora disagree with Cynthia Nixon that being gay could be
“I think we go down a terrible road
when we pin all of our arguments on the choice issue,” Robinson
said. “One of the freedoms God gives us is the freedom to love
whom we will, and then to love that person with all that we have. I
think choice has very little to do with it.”