Today was the first day for California to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples and George Takei, along with his partner Brad Altman, were literally the first in line to pick one up for their September wedding. It was a media circus in West Hollywood, with Takei making big news across the country. Below we have VIDEOS and pictures and links to some of the coverage
Entertainment Tonight spends the morning with George and Brad
Takei and Brad on Access Hollywood
…and on CNN (before and after picking up the license)
More video: 3 Local LA News stations coverage
UPDATED: Daily Show on Takei
John Stewart shows he (or his writers) know their Trek.
AP: George Takei of `Star Trek’ gets marriage license
LA Times: West Hollywood: A happy star’s trek to a wedding license
E! Online: George Takei: Licensed to Wed
Variety Wilshire and Washington Blog: Sulu’s Bliss
NY Daily News: May equality live long and prosper
People: George Takei Obtains A Marriage License
…and hundreds more articles from around the world
A message from George and Brad
the following was put up today on George’s website.
We are back at our home in Los Angeles after a hurly burly morning in West Hollywood, where we applied and received our marriage license.
We are feeling a combination of exhaustion and exhilaration after sharing the morning with hundreds of other couples taking this historic opportunity.
Although we were put in the media spotlight because of my Star Trek fame, we felt one with everyone’s joy on this landmark occasion.
The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind. Our trek to the alter began at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning when we crawled out of bed to get ready to appear on the CBS Early Show, and it never stopped.
We were interviewed by tons of electronic media, including ET, Access Hollywood, CNN (including its Latino arm), and Inside Edition. We even did some interviews with Nippon TV and Sankei Shimbun from Japan. We cannot possibly keep track of all the print and radio interviews we are still giving today and throughout this week.
This is a glorious California morning of making history.
Now the love that Brad Altman and I have shared for each other for these last 21 years will be recognized and celebrated joyfully when we get married in September