Amid the youthful celebrities invading Washington, D.C, this week, old-school Star Trek’s George Takei stormed Capitol Hill!
Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu, and fellow actor Hal Sparks joined California Democratic Rep. Linda Sánchez to support the Social Security Equality Act, which would extend Social Security benefits to same-sex couples.
“No American should ever be treated differently by the country they love because of who they love,” Sánchez said in a statement. “Social Security is based on a simple formula — work hard, pay into it with each paycheck and be able to retire with dignity.
“This must apply to all Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation.”
Takei posed for many pictures with fans because he’s clearly a wonderful fellow.
“One spectator saw Takei and started crying out of excitement,” a staffer tells us.
So besides the Trekkie angle, what separates Takei from the hordes of other Hollywood celebs descending on Washington?