George Takei is getting married and I think that's grand. After 21 years of courting the same person he is going to tie the knot, and good for him.
Now pardon me while I slide a little further out this branch and proceed to saw it off behind me.
George Takei is marrying Brad Altman, his business manager, and they are shopping for rings in Arizona.
Normally the news of celebrity weddings passes under my radar, but this caught my eye in the short blurbs of Yahoo news and I'm glad that I bothered to investigate. I love to hear about people finding love. It reaffirms my belief in man. Unless I miss my guess, that's why we are here, and if so, then shouldn't it be celebrated with a party and a piece of paper with a very official looking seal? Here are two people who have spent 21 years together, can't we at least spare them one piece of paper to say it's okay to love and be loved in return?
I am no expert on life, love, or right and wrong, but is it too much to ask that two people seek to have it recorded in official documents that they love each other. Hell, we can spare one piece of paper, they are cutting down more of the rain forest every day. It is that much more of a tree that doesn't wind up as junk mail. If two people enter into a contract with each other to start a business, it is recorded on official documents, and if the business is a failure then both share in the debt, as well as if it is a success. Is this too much to extend to Americans? Regardless of the paperwork, the love still goes on, and shouldn't we extend this Christian charity that we speak so highly of to one tenth of our population? George Takei is 71 and he is getting married. Is it really too much to give it a piece of paper and a file somewhere?
Perhaps I've got the wrong end of the stick, but didn't Jesus mention something about love thy neighbor and pray unceasingly. I seem to remember that from my years of bible school.
I have no idea how things will shake out for George and Brad, but then, who does?
P.S.- Pardon me for this diatribe but I felt compelled. Just for the record, I am straight, married with two beautiful children, and a redneck. None of the above should be considered representative of any of the above qualifiers. Thank you for reading THIS far, and I won't be revisiting this topic again. My hope is that you have found a love like I have, and are as enriched as I have been. I now return you to your regularly scheduled Beer blog.