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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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  • lili

    that’s wonderful :)))

  • La

    Aww, adorable!

  • Paulie

    Well the bigots are out in full force today.

  • oh snap!


  • sama


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  • http://. marina

    Beautiful words.

  • d annnn

    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 !!

  • alexkziel

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

  • Jim Bergstrom

    Congratulations, George & Brad!

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

  • cris

    awww….makes me want to puke

  • [marie]

    Go Sulu!!

  • kate

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

  • katie n

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

  • to perla

    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.

  • mcmary

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

  • Bailey

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

  • http://none emma

    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!

  • amle

    I think it is time to disown Mexifornia.

  • amle

    Some people are so anal (no pun intended)

  • Leilani

    Yay! That’s awesome!! Congrats 8)

  • t

    Why are people so judgmental of something that has no effect on them, these people are already together, living together, enjoying their lives whether they have a legal piece of paper saying so or not, nothing changes in society. If your reasons are religious then you should instantly know you have no place to judge, as you have no right to put those beliefs on someone else, we live in a country where people can choose their religion, separation of church and state, it’s that simple. Many congratulations to george and brad.

  • booyay

    my god you americans and ur bible

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  • booyay

    he looks good for 71

  • eddie jones

    I love George, however what California did, was go against the people. If your going to go against the people, we are going to have total anarchy and while the gays might be happy now. What happens when the gays are attacked, who is going to defend the gays? Remember, the gays wanted the people votes not to count, so who’s going to count their votes when they are attacked? It’s going to happen.

  • Dianne

    That’s beautiful, I wish them all the happiness in the world. I’m just sorry that there are still so many backward people in this nation.

  • ewwwwwww

    all i can say is ……FIRE AND BRIMSTONE!!!!!!

  • ‘Merikan

    Congrats to George & Brad. Legally Sanctioned Couplehood! About time, y’all. This is about equality, the Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, not about the backward yahoos and their insecurities and hateful vision of what is Godly. Go, George – continue to be happy -

  • sushi

    congrats to them

  • Izzy

    All of you bigots need to get a life and butt out of other people’s business.

    This news makes me so happy. I wish George and Brad a long happy marriage together. Congrats, guys! I wish you all the best. Love heals, no matter what its form, and hopefully some day everyone will realize that.

  • Wendy

    When a homosexual is dying in ICU ! There LOVER (male or female) are not ALLOWED in because they ARE NOT FAMILY!!!!! So if they die you can’t even HOLD their HAND or watch them take their last breath!!!!! Why should the BIGOTS and HATERS take that away from us?????????

  • Luke

    Congrats are in order, I believe! I don’t know many heterosexual couples being together 21 years, so who in their right minds can say anything discriminating?!

  • janeway

    Mazel tov !!!

  • to wendy

    i dont know where you live but where i am we have something called a last directive. in this legal form you not only make your wishes known re life support etc but also who will have legal authority. no where does it state that the person you choose has to be a “member of your family”. you can even state who will have access to you when the last moment comes. it’s legally binding providing the usual; of sound mind, mentally competent, and not made under duress.

  • to eddie jones

    the gay population in california, and the rest of the united states, is entitled to equal protection under the law. they are entitled to the same rights as every other citizen is. and a fundemental right, whether you like or not, is to marry whomever a person chooses, even if that person is of the same sex. to deny that right is to tell these people ‘sorry but because you dont do as we do you dont get the right to marry”. i do not think so. as for total anarchy i think you’re over stating it.

  • Unintended consequences

    If people of the same sex have the right to marry, then why am I not allowed to marry a twelve year old? Why can’t I marry my sister or brother? Why can’t i marry my uncle or aunt? Why can’t I marry my pet? Why can’t I have several wives or husbands?

    All these categories of marriage have existed world-wide in many cultures in the past and the present. They will all soon be under discussion in the US as same sex marriage spreads across the country.

    You mark my words. The NAMBLA society has already got lawyers preparing for just such tests of the marriage laws in many states.

  • Unintended consequences

    #37 That is a bunch of hooey. The only time any one close to a dying person is prevented from visiting them in the hospital is when there is no advance planning done and the family objects to the presence of the g/l partner which is very rare. The hospital does not take the initiative to keep people away from dying patients. It’s the family that does that if they are so hateful. Furthermore, most people do not die in the hospital anymore. They go to hospice or are taken care of at home when they are terminal.

    If I were g/l, I would have all those things legally spelled out before anything happened. I’m already specified “IN WRITING” that I am an organ donor and I want to be cremated when I die.

  • nikki

    how sad that they had to wait 20 years to marry. can you even imagine that? having to wait two decades to marry the person you love. it is heartbreaking.

    oe day we will see this injustice the same way we now view not allowing interracial couples to marry- as morally and ethically wrong.


  • anon

    #21 lol i agree

  • jack

    so happy for ALL the gay couples getting married.

  • ace so against the ruling. it should have been the way it is. the original way of life.its more peaceful this way..

  • unintended consequences

    you equate the rights of two consenting adults to marry whomever they choose with being allowed to marry a twelve year old? i’m not even going to tell you how stupid that this. as for marriage to aunt and uncle; that is called incest. it has nothing to do with the issue of gay marriage. as for “marry my pet” all i can say is what planet are you on?
    as for several wives or husbands that falls under the flds and the other cult in texas. those people, for the record, are all straight not gay.

    and while i’m thinking about it, where does anyone get off telling another person whom they can marry. to my mind, denying these people the right to marry, because they are gay, if a violation of the first amendment. you know the one that guarantees the right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. no where in that amendment does it say it applies to only straight people.

  • mary

    so happy for them. and wow…he looks great for 71!

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  • Khaj

    To: Unintended consequences:

    If you don’t understand the difference between two consenting adults participating in legal activity and marrying a 12 year old, your brother/sister or your aunt/uncle, then you need more help than you think the GLBT community needs. But… if you’re *really* worried about it… it’s still legal to marry your first cousin in Florida.