Takei On Recent California Marriage DecisionBy T'Bonz
May 18, 2008 - 2:58 AM
After being with his partner for almost two dozen years, George Takei can now plan a marriage.
As reported at GeorgeTakei.com, Takei is pleased that his same-sex relationship can lead to marriage in California with the recent decision of the California Supreme Court to permit same-sex marriage. "Our California dream is reality," said Takei. "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!"
"The California Supreme Court further ruled that our Constitution provides for equal protection for all and that it cannot have marriage for one group and another form, domestic partnership, for another group," added Takei. "No more "separate but equal." No more second-class citizenship. Brad and I are going to be married as full citizens of our state."
"With time, I know the opposition to same sex marriage, too, will be seen as an antique and discreditable part of our history," said Takei. "For now, Brad and I are enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how we will be married. Marriage equality took a long time, but, like fine wine, its bouquet is simply exquisite."
Takei also spoke of his experience in participating in the Secret Talents of the Stars. "It was a lot of fun working with super wonderful people under the usual pressure of a large and complex production," he said. "The music started and I got with the beat. The rousing rhythm of Willie Nelson's great hit, 'On the Road Again,' felt so right. The song joyfully flowed out of my body. I sang my heart out. The cheering, stomping and hollerin' when I finished was tremendous. Signs that read 'Beam Me Up' and 'This is Takei Country' bobbed up and down. It was truly an exhilarating feeling."