Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu is ready to walk down the aisle with long-time partner. Actor George Takei will marry Brad Altman now that the California Supreme Court has overturned that State’s ban on gay marriage.
Takei, now age 71 and Altman (54) have been a couple for 21 years and can now make official plans for a wedding ceremony.
When asked what kind of ceremony will take place the famous star of movies, television and stage stated, “There’s no tradition in terms of same-sex marriage. We are designing and shaping our own wedding in our own way, so it’s going to be singular and unique.”
“As an American, I was delighted that we’re getting closer and closer to more truly being faithful to the Constitution,” added Takei, who is a strong proponent of human rights on all levels.
Takei, known to be gay only to a few in the inner circle of Hollywood’s elite “came out” publicly 3 years ago after California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a same-sex marriage bill passed by the state Legislature. Takei said that he realized he could no longer stay quietly on the sidelines and it was time to take a public stand on what he and many others see as just another form of segregation and intolerance, something he is all too familiar with having been forced to live in internment camps during World War II, when American citizens of Japanese heritage were put in camps after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.