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George Takei's Marriage Equality Lunch-Date with Donald Trump

George Takei's Marriage Equality Lunch-Date with Donald Trump


The former Star Trek actor and LGBT rights activist said he and the multimillionaire had a "lively and engaging" conversation.

On Tuesday, Former Star Trek star and LGBT activist George Takei finally got the lunch-date with Donald Trump he'd first requested in March, reports Towleroad.

Takei told his Facebook friends that he and Trump ate together at New York's Trump Tower Grill, in an hour-long meeting Takei called "a lively and engaging hour-long conversation that touched upon his personal position on marriage equality."

"[Trump] confided that he recently attended a same-sex wedding" Takei said, "and that he found it 'beautiful.'" Takei said he and Trump discussed New York's freshly minted marriage equality law, which Takei said is "better for business."

"I am always ready to speak to those ready to listen," Takei wrote. "I hope that my chat with The Don might have some effect on his stance on the subject."

Last March, when Trump was considering a presidential bid, he told the Des Moines Register that he opposed same-sex marriage. In an article in the New York Timesin May, Trump compared his opposition to marriage equality to his resistance to using a new type of putter in golf.

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