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George Takei To Marry Brad Altman

George Takei To Marry Brad Altman

Openly gay actor George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) has announced that he will marry his longtime love, Brad Altman, this summer. This comes shortly after California announced its same-sex marriage ruling.

Takei, 71, said on his official blog, “Our California dream is reality. Brad Altman and I can now marry. We are overjoyed! At long last, the barrier to full marriage rights for same-sex couples has been torn down. We are equal with all citizens of our state!

“The California Supreme Court has ruled that all Californians have a fundamental right to marry the person he or she loves. Brad and I have shared our lives together for over 21 years. We’ve worked in partnership; he manages the business side of my career and I do the performing. We’ve traveled the world together from Europe to Asia to Australia. We’ve shared the good times as well as struggled through the bad. He helped me care for my ailing mother who lived with us for the last years of her life. He is my love and I can’t imagine life without him. Now, we can have the dignity, as well as all the responsibilities, of marriage. We embrace it all heartily.

“With time, I know the opposition to same sex marriage, too, will be seen as an antique and discreditable part of our history. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy remarked on same sex marriage, ‘Times can blind us to certain truths and later generations can see that laws once thought necessary and proper, in fact, serve only to oppress.’

“For now, Brad and I are enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how we will be married. Marriage equality took a long time, but, like fine wine, its bouquet is simply exquisite.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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57 Responses to “George Takei To Marry Brad Altman”

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  1. 1
    salma Says:

    CONGRATS TO THE HAPPY COUPLE

  2. 2
    Dima bilan Says:

    RUSSIA 5:4 CANADA
    RUSSIA CHAMPIONS!!!!

  3. 3
    perla Says:

    disgusting

  4. 4
    emily Says:

    cute… NOT!!!!
    http://digitalfuntown.squarespace.com/dft-blog/2008/5/16/dft-news-episode-4.html

  5. 5
    lili Says:

    congratulations!
    that’s wonderful :)))

  6. 6
    La Says:

    Aww, adorable!

  7. 7
    Paulie Says:

    Well the bigots are out in full force today.

  8. 8
    oh snap! Says:

    congrats,

  9. 9
    sama Says:

    WOAH. I NEVER KNEW HE WAS GAY. HOLY SHIIT :o
    MAKES HEROES A LITTLE WIERD NOW :s

  10. 10
    gavriela Says:

    SO NASTY

  11. 11
    marina Says:

    Beautiful words.

  12. 12
    d annnn Says:

    what are they going to say when they face the lord one day! god loves the sinner but hates the sin! repent and walk away from the homosexual life style! its a slap in the face to the lord! its say clearly in the bible fornicators, drunkards, liars, homosexuals will never enter the kingdom of heaven !!

  13. 13
    alexkziel Says:

    Awwww, 21 years!!! Congratulations to this couple!!

  14. 14
    Jim Bergstrom Says:

    Congratulations, George & Brad!

    Those of us who understand that LOVE has no bigotry are proud and supportive!

  15. 15
    cris Says:

    awww….makes me want to puke

  16. 16
    [marie] Says:

    Go Sulu!!

  17. 17
    kate Says:

    Congrats to the happy couple! I forsee a summer filled with lots of gay marriages in CA- who doesn’t like a wedding?

  18. 18
    katie n Says:

    Well put, Mr. Takei. And congratulations. I am happy for everyone who is in love and want to marry..

  19. 19
    to perla Says:

    what is disgusting is that an individual in the united states of america; a nation that hold itself up to the world as a place where all are equal and free under the law is stil denied the right under law to marry whomever he/she chooses. regardless of whether both partners are male, female, or one of each. i’m straight and in a committed relationship with a man i love. but i would never tell a gay couple that they cannot get married. for the record, the united states is way behind in this issue. in denmark, sweden, norway, the netherlands etc two people of same sex wanting to get married -no big deal.

  20. 20
    mcmary Says:

    I guess Ca is trying to stimulate the gay wedding economy!

  21. 21
    Bailey Says:

    This is fantastic. Thank you for posting. I’m ecstatic for them.

  22. 22
    emma Says:

    I’m not lesbian, and I don’t agree with it, but who are all of you to judge it? It isn’t your place to judge them. It’s a decision that people make, and it is people like you that bring shame to everyone in America. As people, they have a right to be that way. Congrats to them!

  23. 23
    amle Says:

    I think it is time to disown Mexifornia.

  24. 24
    amle Says:

    Some people are so anal (no pun intended)

  25. 25
    Leilani Says:

    Yay! That’s awesome!! Congrats 8)

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