A look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. ... See full summary »
A look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. Also, the reasons against it are debunked by proponents. Written by
It is difficult to write any kind of review of this film which would not turn into a legal argument. However, I will say that anyone truly interested in preserving the "American Way" should cringe when the Bible is invoked as the only reason supporting a law.
Michael Kinsley, currently the editorial page editor of the L.A. Times, some time ago said that the solution to the problem is for the government to privatize marriage--that marital status should create no legal distinctions whatsoever, and that whether or not persons would be allowed to marry (or to divorce) would be strictly up to their religious denomination. Marriage would return to being a sacrament and cease being a political bludgeon.
This film presented the legal analysis very cogently, and also put some human faces on persons affected by the unequal treatment. The film was informative, moving and hopeful. And I wonder what became of Earl.
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