Harrison Ford Compares Jackie Robinson Breaking Baseball's Color Barrier to Gay Marriage Fight

Harrison Ford isn't the chattiest celebrity working the press circuit. Never has been.

This reporter once met Ford at a White House Correspondents Dinner party and asked him three questions--Ford responded with three one-word answers.

Pepper him with questions about social issues, though, and the man known to millions as Han Solo and/or Indiana Jones gets downright gabby.

Ford, who once had his chest waxed to raise awareness of rainforest issues, told a reporter quizzing him about his new film 42 that Jackie Robinson's role in breaking baseball's color barrier reminds him of the current same-sex marriage argument

Do you see any parallels between Jackie Robinson’s struggle for racial acceptance and the current battle for marriage equality?

I think there’s a metaphor you can reach for, according to your own interests and your own understanding and your own issues. But trying to create the best expression of the ideals — the most equal society, the best-regulated society, the best-behaving society — depend on attending to equality and inequity whenever it rears its ugly head. Certainly the marriage issue conveniently falls into that category.

Ford sees no issue with being so unequal to his movie-going public that he can use a private plane to grab a cheeseburger when the urge arises.


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