Ugly Betty star Christopher
Gorham is speaking out on marriage equality.
Gorham, who played Henry, Betty's main
love interest, on the ABC comedy Ugly Betty, talked
to gay entertainment website AfterElton.com about appearing in
campaign that opposes California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
Gorham and wife Anel Lopez were
photographed along with their three children. In the portrait, sons
Lucas and Ethan join their parents in having their mouths duct taped
and “NOH8” written on one cheek, while baby daughter Alondra is
seen being held by her father.
“They approached me,” Gorham said,
“and when I told my wife, she was the one who said, 'We are doing
this [as a family].' We're big supporters, we have lots of friends
who are gay. And we're an inter-racial couple. It wasn't that long
ago that it was illegal for us to marry. So we're huge supporters of
the right to marry.”
The 35-year-old Gorham returned to
television last month as the star of USA Network's spy series Covert
“It's a really fun action drama about
the CIA about what it's like when the real life and your work life
intersects,” Gorham said. “I play Auggie Anderson, who's a
[blind] ex-special forces officer who's now in tech ops at the CIA.”
8 was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge on Wednesday.