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Tying the Knot (2004)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, History, Romance  |  2 May 2004 (USA)
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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 »

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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 havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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The union that's dividing America.


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2 May 2004 (USA)  »

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$24,517 (USA) (1 October 2004)

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$37,464 (USA) (8 October 2004)
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The Perfect Movie to Come Out This Year (Along with Control Room and Fahrenheit 911)
13 June 2004 | by (Caldwell, NJ) – See all my reviews

This year has been full of topical documentaries. Control Room did a great job of presenting us with a look at how biased our news media is. Fahrenheit 911 is sure to show us plenty of negative images of Bush. The next most important documentary is Tying the Knot.

I had the chance to see this at the 2004 TriBeCa Film Fest. The theater was packed and the audience was pumped. I had very little expectations for this film, but was thrilled to witness a movie that does more than present information... it presents personal perspectives.

Tying the Knot offers multiple perspectives as to why same-sex marriages should be legal. One of the most fascinating parts is a brief history that is given on the topic of marriage and how it has developed over centuries.

I just hope that people (although it's not terribly realistic) who don't agree with same- sex marriages will go and see it.


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