This is no surprise to me. When I worked at Maggiano's a couple years ago, I waited on Takei a couple times. With his deep, sultry voice, he was always a perfect gentlemen. And, he always had to order his pasta HIS way. I'm sooooo thrilled that he has decided to take the leap. While he's not exactly doing a lot of work these days, he's a cultural icon and people will take notice of this.
"The world has changed from when I was a young teen feeling ashamed for being gay," he said. "The issue of gay marriage is now a political issue. That would have been unthinkable when I was young."