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Wedding bells to ring for Mr. Sulu George Takei and Brad Altman

May 20, 2008 |  1:23 pm

George_takei_is_getting_married_2 That's right, George Takei and Brad Altman (he's got a MySpace page) will soon be registering for his 'n' his monogrammed bath towels as they get set to tie the knot. Takei, forever famous as Star Trek's Mr. Sulu, makes the big announcement on his 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!


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.

Headline writers are having fun: "Sulu no longer solo," "Star Trek star boldly goes into marriage" and  "Marriage: the final frontier."

-- Veronique de Turenne

Photo: AP