Actress’ claim to be gay by choice riles activists (AP)

FILE - This is a Tuesday, May 25, 2010 file photo of actress Cynthia Nixon attending the Designing Women Awards in New York. Gay rights activists say actress Cynthia Nixon's insistence she chose to be a lesbian gives fodder to those who argue gays don't deserve marriage rights. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)AP – Cynthia Nixon learned the hard way this week that when it comes to gay civil rights, the personal is always political. Very political.