George Takei to marry longtime partner
Takei broke the news on his official website just one day after the California Supreme Court ruling. The couple has yet to set a date; Takei wrote that he and Altman, a business manager, were "enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how [they] will be married." This news follows Ellen DeGeneres' announcement that she and girlfriend Portia de Rossi planned to marry in California.
I'm thrilled for Takei and Altman. They deserve to celebrate more than two decades of commitment. Takei came out publicly in 2005, and has been active in the Human Rights Campaign's "Coming Out Project." Same-sex marriages will be legal in about a month, and the couple will likely marry before conservatives get an anti-gay marriage initiative on the California ballot in November.