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ShadowbaneX
09-15-2008, 04:35 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7616129.stm

Not the typical type though.


Star Trek's Takei marries partner


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45017000/jpg/_45017789_a0e8862a-1c34-46eb-9c2f-76b4ab1adc66.jpg
The couple were joined by Takei's Star Trek co-stars at the wedding

Former Star Trek actor George Takei has married his long-term partner in a Buddhist ceremony in Los Angeles.

Takei, 71, who played Mr Sulu in the sci-fi series, married business manager Brad Altman, 54, in front of a number of his Star Trek co-stars.

They included best man Walter Koenig, who played Chekhov, and matron-of-honour Nichelle Nichols - Uhura.

The wedding - at Japanese American National Museum - came after California lifted a ban on same-sex marriage.

The couple, who have been together for 21 years, wore matching white tuxedos in the ceremony.

Takei, who recently appeared in US TV show Heroes, said in his vows that Altman was "an organised, detailed-obsessed, punctuality-driven control freak".

"I'm easygoing so we're a good fit," he added.

Speaking before the ceremony, Takei said: "We have a relationship that's been stronger and longer-lived than some of our straight friends and yet we were not equal.
What this does is give us that dignity."

The couple were among the first Californian couples to receive a wedding licence when the state lifted its same-sex marriage ban on 17 June.

Cary Sedai
09-15-2008, 04:43 PM
That's awesome! :D

Terez
09-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Sweet, Sulu rocks. :D I'll never forget that video he made for...what was the basketball player's name? I have no idea...but it was hilarious. :D

Crispin's Crispian
09-15-2008, 05:18 PM
His husband looks uncomfortable in that picture. Can you imagine being at your wedding and everyone wants to take pictures of your guests? LOL

JSUCamel
09-15-2008, 05:35 PM
More power to them. I've never understood the objection to gay marriage.

Ishara
09-15-2008, 07:15 PM
Maybe he looks uncomfortable because he can't do the Vulcan hand thingy...his fist just looks out of place with the rest of them...

Cary Sedai
09-15-2008, 07:31 PM
Maybe he looks uncomfortable because he can't do the Vulcan hand thingy...his fist just looks out of place with the rest of them...

I'm pretty sure the one making the fist is "chekhov", his husband is on his other side. ;)

irerancincpkc
09-15-2008, 07:34 PM
They look happy. :D

Sei'taer
09-15-2008, 07:55 PM
I heard it was a quick ceremony since they already had their shit packed....


Sometimes I'm so politically incorrect I even amaze myself. I hope they have long love and good lives together.

Sinistrum
09-15-2008, 08:12 PM
No no no guys. You're missing the obvious joke. May they live long and prosper! :p

Ishara
09-15-2008, 08:52 PM
A - Cary, you are clearly the bigger Trekkie than I. Of course you're right about Chekov...le sigh.

B - Sei, really?! :p

C - Their bonbonnieres were Japanese tea-ceremony treats in boxes printed with the phrase, "May sweet equality live long and prosper."

So there. :p

Frenzy
09-15-2008, 08:55 PM
Sei'taer, you are incorrigable! :lol:

did anyone see Takei at Shatner's Roast? i almost peed myself i was laughing so hard.

Crispin's Crispian
09-16-2008, 10:07 AM
I was just thinking...the original Star Trek was considered progressive because of its diversity (black woman, asian man, "Russian" man, nevermind that the captain was a young white dude). You can add homosexual to that, too, though I don't think he was out at that time.

Just interesting.

Frenzy, I'll have to look that one up.

Gilshalos Sedai
09-16-2008, 10:11 AM
Roddenberry was convinced homosexuality would be "cured" by the time Star Trek took place.


Congrats Mr. and Mr. Takei!

Brita
09-16-2008, 10:30 AM
Congrats Mr. and Mr. Takei!

Or Mr & Mr Altman, or maybe Mr & Mr Altman-Takei...:p

irerancincpkc
09-16-2008, 10:33 AM
You would think George would keep his last name, him being famous and all...

Davian93
09-16-2008, 10:43 AM
IS there a set ettiquette for name taking in gay marriages?

irerancincpkc
09-16-2008, 10:47 AM
I found this on Yahoo Answers... (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080524205139AAjH5qN)

1) We get to decide ourselves who takes the last name, or...

2) We will both keep our last names (as some straight women do, as some other cultures do), or...

3) We will blend the two family names into one, such as Jolliams or Williones, in the example you gave), or...

4) We will research our respective family trees to see if we can find a common name in both, or...

5) We will find another name or make up a name, or...

6) Any number of other creative and ingenious possibilities

Crispin's Crispian
09-16-2008, 10:51 AM
Really, there isn't etiquette for hetero marriages either, there's just tradition.

My wife and I both took each other's name (with a hyphen). It makes for a very long name, that most people complain about, but at least it was fair.

Davian93
09-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Really, there isn't etiquette for hetero marriages either, there's just tradition.

My wife and I both took each other's name (with a hyphen). It makes for a very long name, that most people complain about, but at least it was fair.

I meant tradition. Ettiquette was a poor choice of wording.

Gilshalos Sedai
09-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Yeah, Bryan and I couldn't do that. His is 13 letters long, mine is 12. I just took his since less people misspell it.

Brita
09-16-2008, 11:06 AM
Yeah, Bryan and I couldn't do that. His is 13 letters long, mine is 12. I just took his since less people misspell it.

LOL! THat would be one long last name :)

ShadowbaneX
09-16-2008, 11:09 AM
/me is very happy his entire name is only 9 characters, first name & last.

GonzoTheGreat
09-16-2008, 11:10 AM
Can't you simply combine abbreviations? Then you'd me Mrs. Blagil.

Terez
09-16-2008, 11:12 AM
Really, there isn't etiquette for hetero marriages either, there's just tradition.

My wife and I both took each other's name (with a hyphen). It makes for a very long name, that most people complain about, but at least it was fair.
What happens if your kids marry people with hyphenated last names? That could get complicated.

Davian93
09-16-2008, 11:18 AM
What happens if your kids marry people with hyphenated last names? That could get complicated.

"Hello Mr. Taylor-Banks-MacKenzie-Roth!"

Cary Sedai
09-16-2008, 11:28 AM
When my best friend got married, she dropped her middle name and kept her first name, last name, then added his last name, no hyphen. I thought that was pretty neat.

Davian93
09-16-2008, 11:29 AM
When my best friend got married, she dropped her middle name and kept her first name, last name, then added his last name, no hyphen. I thought that was pretty neat.

I believe that used to be a fairly common practice.

Terez
09-16-2008, 11:30 AM
My last name is four letters. It's boring.

Terez
09-16-2008, 11:31 AM
I believe that used to be a fairly common practice.
It is - it's actually less common to keep the middle name and ditch the maiden name.

Sarevok
09-16-2008, 11:31 AM
Hmm, I doubt I'll be combining my name with anyone else... Most people are having plenty of difficulty writing it as it is... :|

Cary Sedai
09-16-2008, 11:34 AM
My last name is four letters. It's boring.

Mine is too. My first, middle and last name are each 4 letters long. My last name isn't boring, though. :p

Terez
09-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Yes, I would trade you, but I'd have too much to live up to, in my line of work...

ShadowbaneX
09-16-2008, 11:40 AM
I actually have 3 given names. My first name, 4 characters, and two middle names, each 6 characters, but I would never say that they're boring.

One of them is my mother's maiden name (which can also be a given name) and the other is the name of my father's best friend who died in a car accident when they were both still a teenagers.

Gilshalos Sedai
09-16-2008, 11:45 AM
I think it would be awesomely cruel to name our children Elizabeth Katherine 13-letter long last name or Christopher Alexander 13-letter long last name.

Go ahead, fit those names on the SAT form.

JSUCamel
09-16-2008, 02:08 PM
I'm changing my name to Smith. Can't go wrong with Smith. People don't say "How do you spell your last name, Mr. Smith?"