Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mr. Sulu's Getting Married!


Mr. Sulu and his intended, photo by Tom Atwood, from George Takei's blog.

I take a break from writing a rush index on Qaddafi to share this article Poodletail sent me:
"Star Trek Star to Wed Partner":

LOS ANGELES - George Takei said he will wed his longtime partner and business manager, Brad Altman, now that the California Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage.

Takei, the original Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," said on his Web site that he and Altman have shared their lives for more than 21 years and are "overjoyed" to be able to legally marry.
"No more 'separate but equal.' No more second-class citizenship," wrote Takei, 71. "Brad and I are going to be married as full citizens of our state."

Takei, who also had a recurring role on NBC's "Heroes" last year, said he and Altman are planning the details of their wedding.

Fresca says: I want an invite!!!

6 comments:

Rudyinparis said...

What a nice photo... they look so happy!

fresca said...

After I posted this, I got chatting with a guy at the coffee shop who was working on his divorce legal papers (on his computer). He told me that he thinks it's great news about gay marriage and all, but in a rather bitter tone wondered why people want to entangle themselves in this way.

Which reminds me of something I'd read once that said lawyers should be the biggest proponent of gay marriage, as it will provide them with a whole new money-maker: gay divorce.

But somehow I don't think Mr. Sulu will be getting divorced.

momo said...

I would love to see a picture gallery of all the happy couples who are getting married in California now, like the New York Times wedding announcements.

fresca said...

What a great photojournalism project!
I think there's only a 30-day window for gay marriages in CA, for now, so some wonderful cameraperson could just camp out in various cities and record them. I hope someone(s) does. I'm not up for it photographically, but what a fun idea...

Harry Mudd said...

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fresca said...

Why, Harry, you old space dog!
Still peddling rubbish, I see! Alas, if only Jean-Luc's parents had bought some...