Openly gay actor Zachary Quinto says
that the fight for LGBT equality is larger than just one legal issue.
Quinto, who is promoting his latest
film, Hitman: Agent 47, made his remarks in an interview with
Michigan LGBT weekly PrideSource.
When asked if typecasting based on an
actor's sexuality exists post marriage equality, Quinto answered that
he didn't think one issue had anything to do with the other.
“I don't know. I mean, I don't think
it has anything to do with marriage equality – that victory has
been won and has been a really profound advancement to the LGBT
community,” Quinto said. “I think our real fights for equality
aren't legal; it's about humanity and compassion and inclusion.”
“Even in the wake of marriage
equality you're seeing all these county clerks who are refusing to
issue marriage licenses, which is despicable and illegal. Just a few
blocks from my house, these two guys – the first gay couple to be
married out of West Point – were harassed in the bodega (in SoHo).
It's not behind us. The movement toward equality is bigger than just
one legal issue, and that's amazing that the highest law of the land
has supported our struggle for civil rights, but civil rights is only
one aspect of being a minority of any kind. It's much more about
human connection and respect in the long run and in a very broader
sense, and I think that's the fight that continues,” he added.