For My Wife... (2008) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 'For My Wife' is a feature documentary chronicling the making of an activist. After the tragic death of her wife, Charlene Strong was thrust into the spotlight becoming a powerful voice for the equal rights of same-sex couples and their families, resulting in the passage of Washington State's historic Domestic Partnership legislation.

  • In December 2006 Kate Fleming died in a flash flood in the basement of her Seattle home. Charlene Strong, her partner of nine years struggled heroically to save her and at the hospital in the final moments of Kates life, was denied access to be by her side. A month and a half later Charlene testified at before the House and the Senate at the state capital in Olympia and as a result of her testimony the Domestic Partnership bill passed in Washington State. She then embraced her newfound status as an activist for marriage equality and traveled the United States educating and urging others to take a stand for justice. The film culminates in a rousing tribute to Charlene's courage at the GLAAD Media Awards.


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