FREEDOM TO MARRY
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER!
San Francisco - FRAMELINE
Taiwan - WOMEN MAKE WAVES
FREEDOM TO MARRY
This uplifting and poignant documentary, being shown in film festivals around the world, highlights a momentous, historical milestone when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom engaged in ground-breaking civil disobedience as he allowed same-sex couples to marry at San Francisco City Hall.
"With rousing speeches from beloved comic Margaret Cho, Assembly Member Mark Leno, Marriage Equality leaders Molly McKay and Dr. Davina Kotulski, and interviews with seven long-term, recently married couples, FREEDOM TO MARRY brings a joyful, personal face to same-sex marriage at the height of this burgeoning civil rights movement."
~Los Angeles Outfest
FREEDOM TO MARRY documents the stunning celebration which began on February 12th, 2004 in the city of San Francisco when new, straight, married Mayor Gavin Newsom felt compelled to recognize the rights of same-sex couples to be treated equally. Included in the film are passionate comments by comedian Margaret Cho. This courageous act of compassion has caused an explosion of emotion on both sides and if you were not fortunate enough to be in San Francisco for this, don't miss this chance to experience one of the most important events in the historic fight for civil rights for gays and lesbians everywhere!
If seeing this film doesn't melt your heart, your heart is made of stone.
~Dr. Davina Kotulski, Author of Why You Should Give A Damn About Gay Marriage
“Excellent documentary. I am very impressed. As you know voters in Texas will decide in Nov. on the gay marriage issue.
Bravo on a great piece of work. It'll go a long, long way toward de-mystifying and un-demonizing the gay marriage movement. The folks in your film are much more "like" everyone else than they're "unlike." You might actually cause some people to think: "Gosh, that could be me up there, denied my legal rights and forced to ride in the back of the societal bus!"
~Eleanor Cooney, author of Death In Slow Motion, A Memoir of a Daughter, Her Mother, and the Beast Called Alzheimer's
“...an excellent educational documentary.”
Thomas Dunn - UUSF
The New Civil Rights Movement Of Our Generation
"Gay marriage is an issue that is here to stay. It's not going away until same-sex couples are extended the same 1,138 rights, benefits and privileges that heterosexual couples are so easily given. Countries around the world are one by one legalizing same-sex marriage.
This is the new civil rights movement of our generation and it is exciting and rewarding to be a part of consciousness changing, as people learn that our love and partnership is valid and worthy of legal recognition and respect.
Although not all gay and lesbian couples choose marriage, we want gay and lesbian couples to have the right to choose. We are fighting for that right and the benefits and protections that come with legal marriage."
~Laurie York, Co-Director/Producer,
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