Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Former Star Trek Actor George Takei Celebrating Prop 8 Ruling

George Takei is celebrating. Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional by Judge Vaughn Walker, and the LGBT Activist and former Star Trek actor has been celebrating the news that same-sex marriage could be legal again in his home state. Takei married his long time boyfriend Brad Altman before Prop 8 was voted upon.

He hopes that this ruling will speed up legislation making same-sex marriage legal again.

“We’re overjoyed. We’re very happy. I’m sure this is going to be challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court, but my gut feeling is that it’s a clear Constitutional issue that’s in our favour. The people that advocated Proposition 8 used distortion and misinformation in their campaign… That’s not the way a democracy runs. (You should) mind your own marriage,” Takei has stated.

Recently, Takei made another appearance on the animated show Futurama where he played himself, or at least his head. In it, he is the moderator in a debate between Professor Hubert Farnsworth and Bender over the legalization of “robosexual marriage”. While marriage between people of the same-sex is legal in the show, marriage between a human and a robot is not, and it is considered sinful. The show makes fun of a lot of the anti-marriage equality pushes in the US, including the often lampooned National Organization for Marriage ad “The Gathering Storm”.