Since Harrison Ford plays Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, the man who brought Jackie Robinson on as the first African-American player in major league baseball, in a new film, Metro asked Ford how he felt about Robinson's struggle and the current one 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. … Certainly the marriage issue conveniently falls into that category.
It’s remarkable how quickly opinions on it have been changing over the last few years.
Yeah, things do change quickly at a tipping point, as it builds and it builds and it builds until there’s a moment where the balance of opinion, the weight of experience and the understanding comes to a point where the scales tip in the other direction. We’re getting there, we’re getting there. You know, you would hope that it would have happened with less resistance. You would have hoped that everyone would get the point at the same time, but life’s not like that.
More of the interview at Metro…