Actor Zachary Quinto has said that as a gay man he has no choice other than to back President Barack Obama.

The 35-year-old Quinto, who is best know for playing Spock the 2009 reboot of Star Trek, made his remarks during an appearance on Chelsea Lately.

“The choice in this election is so fundamentally clear,” Quinto told host Chelsea Handler. “I feel like Mitt Romney's reptilian self is barely able to suppress itself as we get closer to this election. That debate [Monday] night was so clear for me. How anybody could spin it that Obama did anything other than clean the floor with that guy last night, I have no idea.”

“And as a gay man, and as so many people in my life and so many people in this audience that know gay people, that support gay people, that have gay relatives like there is no choice in this election on a social level. This country is so in dire need of moving in the direction that Obama wants to take us in. I just can't understand how we're so divided,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

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