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Takei Sets The Date

By T'Bonz
June 2, 2008 - 10:22 PM

George Takei will marry in September with some Star Trek alumni participating and in attendance.

As reported by People, September 14 will be the day when Takei and his partner Brad Altman tie the knot. Two of his former cast-mates will be in the wedding party. "The best man is my colleague from 'Star Trek', Walter Koenig, who played Chekov, and the matron of honor is (Lt.) Uhura, Nichelle Nichols," said Takei.

Another famous Star Trek actor will be there. "Leonard (Nimoy) and his wife Susan are on the (guest) list."

Takei and Altman have been together for twenty-one years, and the ruling from the California State Supreme Court cleared the way for them to plan their nuptials. "We knew that the Supreme Court was going to be coming down with their ruling (legalizing gay marriage)," said Takei. "So I was planning on asking Brad to get married."

But Altman beat him to the punch. "We were at home in the kitchen and we had the TV going, and when the word came down suddenly Brad got on his knees in front of me and I said 'What are you doing?' He said, 'George, will you marry me?' I said 'Yes. You beat me to it. I meant to ask you.'"

The wedding will be held at the Japanese-American National Museum in Los Angeles and will be a formal affair. Several details will reflect their personal tastes as well as their backgrounds. Scottish bagpipes will play during the ceremony at which a Mexican-American Buddhist minister will officiate. The wedding rings will be Native American turquoise and silver. The wedding dinner will feature fusion Japanese-Mexican cuisine.

To read more, head to the article located here.

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