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John Cho confirms that Sulu is gay and married in "Star Trek Beyond"

Well, that answers that question.

The latest Star Trek film, "Star Trek Beyond," will confirm that one of its main characters -- Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho -- is gay. And not only is he gay, but he is married and has a child, Cho revealed to Australia's Herald Sun.

Cho said the decision came from screenwriter/co-star Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin as a nod to George Takei, who originally played Sulu in the "Star Trek" television series and movies.

More importantly, Cho explained, Sulu's sexuality is revealed in the film without making a fuss about it.

"I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out it, which is where I hope we are going as a species, to not politicize one's personal orientations," he said.

In May 2008, Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, became the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in California. They have been together for 29 years.

"Star Trek Beyond" hits theaters July 22, 2016.

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