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It only took over 40 years but The Newlywed Game will finally feature a same-sex couple on the show.
Star Trek star George Takei and his partner Brad Altman will be on an upcoming celebrity edition of The Newlywed Game on GSN.
Takei and Altman have been together for the last 22 years, so I expect nothing but correct answers from the two of them.
"What we want is to display the normality and the joy of having a happy union," Takei said. "To be included in something we never felt we'd be included in is very satisfying."
The rules of The Newlywed Game required couples to have a legal marriage license and Takei and Altman married last September at a ceremony in Los Angeles and just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary.
The game returned after a 10-year layoff on GSN this year with host Carnie Wilson. While the rules are slightly different, the concept is still the same; determining how well you know your spouse with a series of questions.
"It's needed at this point," Wilson said. "To me, this is not anything political. This is not a political statement. This show has always been about couples and how well they know each other."
The episode hasn't taped yet and is expected to air sometime in October on GSN.
It seems silly that it took this long before the same-sex barrier was broken on The Newlywed Game. We're hoping after Takei and Altman's appearance, the show will waive the rule that you need a marriage license to participate on the show.
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