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A Union in Wait (2001)

 -  Documentary | Short  -  5 May 2001 (USA)
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In May of 1981 Wendy Scott would meet a new co-worker named Susan Parker. Their new friendship would quickly transform into something more special. A Union In Wait takes a very personal ... See full summary »

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In May of 1981 Wendy Scott would meet a new co-worker named Susan Parker. Their new friendship would quickly transform into something more special. A Union In Wait takes a very personal look at Susan Parker and Wendy Scott's relationship and the controversy that would make their private life anything but private. Susan Parker and Wendy Scott are members of Wake Forest Baptist Church. In 1997 the couple decided they wanted to have a union ceremony in Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel, but the university told them no. Susan Parker, Wendy Scott, their church, and many others joined together to fight the school's decision in what would become a controversy that divided a community in North Carolina and made national headlines. A Union In Wait includes interviews with Andrew Sullivan, Barney Frank, Robert Knight, Jimmy Creech, Fred Phelps, Candace Gingrich, Wake Forest University students, and local ministers. Also included is footage from the Millennium March on Washington, attended by... Written by Ryan Butler <ryan@digitalsocial.com>

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Great film
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was wonderfully insightful - important look at gay commitment that tenderly gets to know its main characters. This documentary makes it clear why the Christian right has not looked deeply enough into this issue. "Union in Wait" goes deep into the story of one couple in the triad area of North Carolina to observe one couples' struggles to have their commitment ceremony held in Wake Forest University's Baptist Chapel. The couple is a clear example of love, and those interviewed who oppose the ceremony do so from a frightening conservative viewpoint that does not try to grasp love. The documentarians do not overstep their bounds, either. While well edited, there is no overzealous 'star'... the director allows the main characters and those interviewed to let the story play out.


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