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George Takei weds longtime love
2008-09-17

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Actor and gay icon George Takei, 71, ( Heroes, Star Trek, The Howard Stern Show ) married his love of over two decades, 54-year-old Brad Altman, ( Photo by Mario G. Reyes ) Sept. 14 before 200 guests in a ceremony in the Democracy Forum of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, according to a press release from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ( GLAAD ) .

'We extend our heartfelt congratulations to George and Brad on their special day,' says GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano. 'The lifelong promise they have made to each other, in the presence of friends and family, is an affirmation of the love and commitment that they have shared for 21 years.'

Wedding guests included U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry, humanitarian Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton, the couple's best man Walter Koenig, ( Chekov on 'Star Trek' ) and 'best lady' Nichelle Nichols ( Uhura on 'Star Trek' ) .

Takei and Altman were the first couple to receive a marriage license in the City of West Hollywood when California began issuing them to gay couples June 17.


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