Star Trek and Heroes star George Takei is planning on tying the knot with longtime love Brad Altman. Takei is 71 years old! He and Altman have been together for 21 years and are going to take advantage on the recent removal of California’s gay marriage ban.
“As a Japanese American, I am keenly mindful of the subtle and not so subtle discrimination that the law can impose. During World War II, I grew up imprisoned behind the barbed wire fences of U.S. internment camps. Pearl Harbor had been bombed and Japanese Americans were rounded up and incarcerated simply because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. Fear and war hysteria swept the nation. A Presidential Executive Order directed the internment of Japanese Americans as a matter of national security. Now, with the passage of time, we look back and see it as a shameful chapter of American history…With time, I know the opposition to same sex marriage, too, will be seen as an antique and discreditable part of our history…”