Takei Slams California Court DecisionPosted by T'Bonz - 26/05/09 at 10:05 pm
Although his own marriage is still safe, George Takei is angry over today’s decision by the California Supreme Court which upheld a ban on gay marriages while permitting marriages already conducted before the passage of Propostion 8 to stand.
As reported by PopEater, Takei, one of the approximately eighteen-thousand gay couples who married before voters passed Proposition 8 (which banned same-sex marriage) said that the California Supreme Court’s ruling to allow some marriages to stand meant that they had “decided to be indecisive,” and that the ruling would “ultimately be condemned by history.” “It was a ruling that doesn’t resolve anything,” Takei explained. “because there is still inequality. It’s like [George Orwell's Animal Farm,] some pigs are more equal than other pigs. We’re more equal than some of the other gays and lesbians.”
Other celebrities were also upset by the ruling, including Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton. “California,” he said, “where everyone is equal under the law except for those who aren’t.”
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