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George you and you came out I guess what 2003.
Or five around them.
Well actually we've been out for a long time but in the 2005.
The -- California State -- legislature did an extraordinary thing.
Both houses the senate and the assembly -- same sex marriage bill it was a landmark event.
And the only thing that was required particulars -- law of the state.
Was this signature -- governor who happens to be an actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
And we were competent you -- decided because of all the things he said.
When he ran for office but when he plays to the right wing extremist an extremist group of -- Base and beat that.
I felt I needed speak out and -- -- do that.
My -- needed to be authentic so I spoke to the threat for the first.
And the -- scheme that -- coming out but we've been.
Active in the community as a couple for a long long.
When you do and star checked the cast the crew they all knew that you're against.
There was a secret then.
Don't reasonably support many nonprofits then.
Our -- news particularly our carved in -- together on -- balls so.
You know we've been out publicly the only thing I had not done it's talked to the press which I did in 2005.
And -- you you handle the business side of George's career is that correct that's what you do and lord.
Business manager and you know we've actually been a very long established.
That you know committed couple for more than 21 years and during that time period -- I handle the business side of George's career and now -- I'm going to beat Georgia about.
In September and I'm really excited about it -- -- to meet.
We were members of the front runners running club of Los Angeles and I was training George to run marathons and after a few long sweaty runs -- -- Oracle -- the -- is an event like 526 mile marathons.
-- is really -- -- a marathon 26 point.
-- six -- him dude don't.
That -- -- -- Ilia yeah.
Yeah I'm sure you're saying -- -- Call -- that we've been together a long time Bennett never until the California Supreme Court.
Said marriage equality is now.
The -- the land in California.
We that well we want to take advantage of -- -- and we're gonna get married that September.
Now as I understand -- -- together marriage license correct.
And next November -- the voters get an opportunity to possibly reject.
The and the same sex marriage.
That's right via California Supreme Court ruled that there is marriage equality.
But there are still people that are opposed to that.
But you know listening to their arguments.
It all seems to be.
Based on the other religious state and values the which they are entitled to visit democracy and you know.
We respect their right to have their religious.
What they don't need what they don't have.
Is that right -- right there religious.
Beliefs and values into law that applies to everybody in the.
As they wanna do what they want to -- religiously that's their business life thought you knew he'd also don't understand.
Why people might feel that somehow -- gays can get married is that -- affects heterosexual marriages.
You know that's it it's interesting they call it.
In defense of marriage.
That insecure about their marriage they should pay attention to -- -- You know -- not have been together for the 21 years.
What was what was George the reaction from the Star Trek fans when they discovered that you had a lifestyle that perhaps some of them that never -- if you politically might not have approved them.
Well what lifestyle are you referring to because there is.
-- -- you know an anti in the minds of some.
-- that the term lifestyle that India.
It appears -- is.
A great variety.
Diapers lifestyle -- bankers who live very conservative lives who are gays or lesbians.
There are -- road truck drivers who live a different kind people who are gay or lesbian to.
Drive a macho kind of -- a truck driver -- lifestyle and then there are you know.
The of people that are club goers that lived another duck likes so you know we really don't know what people mean when they talk about the -- -- And so I -- I was there it was inappropriate to say -- -- -- if that's the case.
I was no no no and no no -- was intended.
No no deterrent at all but -- use that that's -- on because you know George and I ain't it where we are -- world Debbie -- -- -- could say were.
Very high profile members of our community where we're also kind of story you're.
Saying is that.
You know George and I you know attack but crumbling of the institution emeritus George and I get married if -- thing.
Were we represent the stability in the love in the fidelity that will strengthen the institution of marriage not make it go -- There are sharp and I guess what I was maybe -- let me rephrase -- question George what was the reaction.
A some of the Star Trek fans when they found that you were gay would they partner -- we would you've been with for a long time was was there any negativity there.
It was overwhelmingly.
Positive you know our.
Our email when I -- talked depressed about it that's when it came out to news.
The larger public.
And it was overwhelmingly so overwhelmingly positive.
Yes there's always that whacko fringe element -- But you can tell from there vocabulary.
Vulgarity -- there the words that they use you know you know where it's coming for sure gotten hundreds and hundreds of emails supporting.
Are that fact that we applied to received our marriage license yesterday in West Hollywood.
And it's it's been overwhelmingly positive.
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