Politician walks back ‘unqualified lesbian’ slam of actress/gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon

Christine Quinn, left, is walking back her slam of former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon (right) as an “unqualified lesbian” after Nixon jumped into the Democratic race for governor of New York on Tuesday.

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Christine Quinn, the openly gay former speaker of the New York City Council, is walking back her slam of former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon as an “unqualified lesbian” after Nixon jumped into the Democratic race for governor of New York.

“To be clear, Cynthia Nixon’s identity has no bearing on her candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did. I want to be clear about that. I would never, EVER, criticize someone because of their identity,” Quinn tweeted Tuesday.

To be clear, Cynthia Nixon’s identity has no bearing on her candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did. I want to be clear about that. I would never, EVER, criticize someone because of their identity. 1/4

— Christine Quinn (@chriscquinn) March 20, 2018

On Monday, Quinn, a supporter of incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, slammed Nixon for not backing her for mayor of New York. Should she be elected, Nixon would become both the first female governor, as well as the first openly gay governor in the state’s history.

“Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of New York City,” Quinn told the New York Post. “Now she wants to be an unqualified lesbian to be the governor of New York."

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