Last September the original Sulu, George Takei wed his long-time partner Brad Altman (see TM story), but in November California voters amended the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Today the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, but also declared marriages completed before Prop 8 (like Takei’s) to be valid. However, Takei is still not happy about the ruling and has made a statement. [UPDATED: more Takei statements on video]
Takei talks out
This afternoon Takei tells TV Guide:
They decided to be indecisive. It was a ruling that doesn’t resolve anything 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.
Takei remains hopeful that voters will change their mind with a new Proposition in 2010, or the the US Supreme Court will overturn the state ruling.
UPDATED: Takei on Video
George Takei has given more statements today regarding the ruling. Here is one from AP:
And here is Takei debating the issue with Rev. Lou Sheldon on KTLA: