The Star Trek icon married his partner of 21 years, Brad Altman, on Sunday in a multicultural ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum that featured a Buddhist priest, Native American wedding bands, a Japanese Koto harp and a bagpipe procession.
They both wore white dinner jackets and black pants, and entered to the tune of “One Singular Sensation” from A Chorus Line, just to weed out anyone who was under the mistaken notion that they were attending a heterosexual event.
Fellow Trekkers Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols served as best man and best lady.
“We have a relationship that’s been stronger and longer-lived than some of our straight friends, and yet we were not equal,” George told The Associated Press before the ceremony. “What this does is give us that dignity; (it’s) being part of the American system and being whole. We’re making the American system whole as well, as America is becoming more equal.”
Amidst the insanity surrounding the upcoming election, I can’t tell you how heart-warming it is to see same-sex marriages legally taking place in this country. A little ray of light.
Congrats, you two!