the state of marriage
About THE STATE OF MARRIAGE
The epic story of how legal legend Mary Bonauto partnered with small-town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade struggle that built the foundation for the entire marriage equality movement. The Hollywood Reporter said, “The State of Marriage is an indispensable addition to the history of the marriage equality movement and a suspenseful nail-biter right up to the feel-good ending.” From groundbreaking LGBT legal recognition for same sex couples in 2000, to becoming the first state to enact same sex marriage through a dramatic legislative vote in 2009, the film shows in a very personal way how, as HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse says, “Beth, Susan and Mary really changed the course of American history.” Featuring: civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson, Gov. Howard Dean, Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, among others.
“A gem of a doc, with spectacular storytelling.”
“Gripping like a legal thriller. Audiences will cheer.
The Huffington Post
“The State of Marriage is an indispensable addition to the history of the marriage equality movement.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
“This important film is engaging and colorful, showing the heroes who paved the way for all of us.”
- Michelangelo Signorile, author/radio host