George Takei celebrates new ruling over gay marriage
London: ‘Star Trek’ star George Takei is celebrating the news that gay marriage could soon be legal again in California, after a judge overturned a bill which outlawed same sex marriage.
Chief US District Judge Vaughn R Walker overturned the controversial Proposition 8 bill, calling the decision unconstitutional.
And the new ruling has thrilled Takei, 73, who wed his partner Brad Altman in 2008 when gay marriage was briefly legal in the state, as it would speed up legislation of same sex marriage.
“We’re overjoyed. We’re very happy,” the Daily Express quoted the actor as telling Eonline.com.
“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,” he added.