Star Trek icon George Takei has married his partner Brad Altman.

The actor, who played Mr Sulu, is the latest high-profile Californian resident to tie the knot after the state supreme court ruled in May that a ban on same-sex marriage was unlawful.

Last month TV chatshow host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres married her girlfriend, Portia De Rossi. Their nuptials made headlines across the world.

Mr Takei and Mr Altman were married at the Japanese National Museum in Los Angeles in an eclectic ceremony that featured bagpipes, a Buddhist priest and Native American wedding bands.

Enterprise crew members stars Walter Koenig (Mr Chekhov) and Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura), were best man and best lady.

There are new attempts to stop same-sex marriage in the state.

Proposition 8 is an initiative measure on the 2008 California General Election ballot in November.

It would amend the state Constitution to “eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry.”