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McKellen vows to fight for gay marriage

Same-sex marriages were made legal in the U.S. for the first time in California last year (09), but state legislation Proposition 8 ruled the unions illegal just six months after they were declared valid.

The political backtracking sparked anger amongst the gay community, and McKellen is adamant the fight must go on to ensure all citizens are granted the same basic rights.

He tells Los Angeles radio station IMRU Radio, “We’re discovering who the enemy are, and I do think we do have an enemy. It means that everyone’s got to go on fighting. And in what way you fight, well, it depends who you are. You can write a letter, you can talk about it to your congressperson, you can talk to people in bars. Or you can go on marches, or you can go and break windows.”

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