Openly gay actor George Takei has
admonished Utah Governor Gary Herbert over his decision to not
recognize the marriages of some 1,300 gay and lesbian couples.
“Why is your Governor Gary Herbert so
mean?” he rhetorically and repeatedly asked during an interview with
Salt Lake Tribune.
“Your governor seems to believe in
governing by hysteria.”
“Your Governor Herbert is consciously
bringing harm to 2,600 citizens of Utah,” added Takei, who married
his husband Brad Altman in 2008. “That's mean-spirited. He didn't
have to do that. Your governor is trying to put toothpaste back in
A documentary on the life of Takei is
among the LGBT films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Park
The 76-year-old Takei will attend
Saturday's premiere of Director Jennifer Kroot's To Be Takei.
Takei, John Lithgow films to premere at Sundance.)