Zachary Quinto: Gay marriage is unstoppable
Zachary Quinto believes same-sex couples’ push for equal rights in the US is an unstoppable movement and hopes tomorrow’s Supreme Court ruling will prove that.
The US Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on two cases involving the issue on Wednesday.
The decision involves a nearly five-year battle over California's Proposition 8, which removed the right to marry from same-sex couples in the state.
A ruling is also due on the Defense of Marriage Act which forbids same-sex couples the right to marry across the US.
Zachary, who came out as gay years ago, hopes the rulings will be a “galvansing moment”.
“I'm hopeful that [same-sex marriage] will be supported and we'll continue to move forward,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Regardless of which way the ruling swings Zachary is certain homosexual couples will eventually share the same rights as heterosexual ones.
While it might not happen as soon as he’d like the star is committed to doing everything he can to push for equal rights.
"I think no matter what happens, it's an unstoppable wave at this point, and I've said that before because I really believe it," he continued.
"[Acceptance] might take longer and it might happen tomorrow, but it will happen. Whether that means individually, state by state, or by a sweeping decision, that remains to be seen, but I'll still do everything I can to fight for and support it and advocate it, and that's all I can do."
Zachary opened up about his sexual orientation in a blog post on his website in 2011.
He feels it’s his duty as a high-profile individual to be an activist for the gay-rights movement.
"It became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality," he wrote.
"Our society needs to recognise the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.”
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