Out actor Zachary Quinto recently discussed his feelings on an upcoming Supreme Court case challenging gay marriage bans in four states.

The justices are expected to hear oral arguments in April and hand down a ruling in June.

The 37-year-old Quinto currently stars opposite James Franco in the film I Am Michael, which is based on the life of Michael Glatze, a former gay rights advocate who two years after appearing on the cover of TIME publicly renounced being gay.

(Related: James Franco: I Am Michael asks whether being gay is choice “in healthy way.”)

Speaking to MTV News from the Sundance Film Festival, where the film premiered, Quinto said that he was “thrilled” that the highest court was preparing to tackle the issue.

“I'm actually thrilled, and guardedly anticipating that whole wave, the final wave of the legal battle of equality, which hopefully will continue in the same way that it has on the state level,” Quinto said. “I think that we are living in very interesting times, and I don't think that people are so easily defined anymore. Whatever we can do as creative storytellers to engage people in their own dialogue and their own understanding of who they are is a good thing to be a part of.”