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The State of Marriage

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Jeff Kaufman

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About the Movie

The State of Marriage is 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. From winning 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.”

Customer Reviews

1993 in Hawaiʻi

Am I to understand that the entire premise for the documentary is "thank goodness for white lesbians" starting the marriage equality fight??

So we just completely erased Hawaii as the first in 1993, which only failed because of federal intervention and racist policies set against us? WOW.

A Standout!

At a time when there has been so much progress it is important to look back and remember how difficult it was to create change. This movie not only highlights the tireless efforts of courageous individuals but reminds us to not take for granted how much progress has been made. I loved this movie and if I could give it more stars than five I would. The State of Marriage is part of our history and highly recommend it!

Excellent doc on the case and the couple

This is an excellent documentary that not only delves into the Supreme Court case that finally opened the United States for marriage equality but takes a poignant look at the couple that fought for the right to be acknowledged. A great balance between the love story and the fight for legal recognition.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2016

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