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Two Mothers for Zachary (1996)

Based on the true custody battle in Richmond, Virginia, a grandmother sues her lesbian daughter for custody of her grandson on the grounds her daughter is immoral for living with another ... See full summary »

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Based on the true custody battle in Richmond, Virginia, a grandmother sues her lesbian daughter for custody of her grandson on the grounds her daughter is immoral for living with another woman in a gay relationship. Written by Humberto Amador

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She's fallen in love with another woman. Does that give her mother the right to take her child away?

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22 September 1996 (USA)  »

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For the Love of Zachary  »

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Maggie Fergus: If you have any change leftover, could you get me a cherry slushy?
Jody Ann Schaffel: You know, you really should have something healthy, something green!
Maggie Fergus: OK then, make it a lime slushy.
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Watch this and maybe you'll get mad enough to vote.
17 October 2003 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Even if you don't already know the outcome of this, you are bound to get fired up! And you should. It is more relevant than ever today, with Congress trying to pass a Constitutional Amendment, not only stating that some relationships are more valid than others, but making it so that no one can even be allowed to think otherwise! Maybe it's just the script, but this movie makes it look as of the mother is not so much against her daughter's relationship, as she is using the state courts' bigotry to get back at her daughter for not letting her be as much a part of raising the child as she'd like. As bad as it seems, the real case is worse. But this is a great movie to watch if you need a reminder of why we have separation of church and state, and why we're in danger of losing it.


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