George Takei Backs Petition to Move Sochi Olympics

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Actor George Takei gestures at the premiere of the movie "Star Trek" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California April 30, 2009. The movie opens in the U.S. on May 8. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXELNI


The activist and actor George Takei is a vocal proponent of LGBT rights.

He's taking on the Russian government over its anti-gay legislation.

He's backing a petition that would seek to move the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, to Vancouver, Canada.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with him about the petition.