Star Trek actor wants to talk with Tony Abbott about gay marriage laws 78



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George Takei, best known for his role as Sulu in Star Trek, was recently in Australia to attend the Game of Thrones premiere.

While here, he took aim at Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his lack of government policy surrounding marriage equality.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the longstanding advocate for equality said, “It’s rather backward, I mean you don’t have marriage equality.

“(In the United States) it’s a patchwork but we are a few steps ahead of you.

“Well I know  [Tony Abbott is] not with us (on gay marriage), so it would involve a long conversation, although I have been able to convince people before.

“I’m optimist. I know that Australia is going to catch up”, he said.

“It’s a very progressive country with people that are progressive.

“We are members of a family. We’re sons and daughters, brothers and sisters and in some cases fathers and mothers”.


Do you agree with George? Do you think Abbott is a Trekkie? Could he be convinced to change his mind about marriage equality by Sulu?

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  1. Do not support homosexual marriage, with that nomenclature. If a ceremony of recognition is conducted, OK. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Easy.

  2. Well he has changed his mind quite a lot lately but I suspect only when big business or money is behind a decision.

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  3. No the PM should’nt change anything, who is this person anyway.

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    • God’s so called commands in the OT (which were simply Jewish laws at the time( are broken everyday by everyone with impunity Julie. You cannot cherry pick the Bible. Do we stone our sons to death at the town gates if they disrespect their fathers? Do you weat clothes made of two different threads? What about that farmer down the road who plant two different crops in one field? Should women who are raped marry their rapists? And I can go on and on. All these prohibitions and more are in the same chapters of the OT that bigots and homophobes love to quote.

    • How old are those commands? We live in the 20ths century. We don’t burn people on the stake anymore?,we have hundreds of years education behind us.

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