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Credited cast:
Man in the White Suit
Lori Belmont
Lance Lane
John DeMine
Samuel 'Dixie' Backus
Dutch Holland
Christie DeMine
Justin Deas ...
Governor Packer Winstroll
Marty Pearce
Rollie Handsome
Nicole Gallo


A slice of life of a young, professional married couple with their darling baby turns a sharp, dark corner when the pair are arrested and charged with several counts of fraud. The reason: Terry and Samantha Succi aren't the man and woman that they purported to be... Terry and Samantha married under false pretenses, ignoring state law that discriminates against homosexual partners and prohibits them from receiving the same rights and benefits as their straight counterparts. Now the Governor, in an effort to protect his politically necessary anti-gay marriage bill, secretly arranges for a quick slap-on-the wrist plea offer that will ensure both a guilty plea and a fast end to the case. Terry and Samantha, though, decide to fight the fight and enlist the unlikely representation of self-absorbed, but respected attorney John DeMine. What ensues is a massive media covered courtroom battle, with equally divided views...and equally plotted acts of legal - and illegal - warfare. After a ... Written by Kenneth Del Vecchio

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One affirmative act - of justice, or maybe not.





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Fable for Gay Rights
15 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

As someone who has been in the middle of the intersection between religion and politics my entire life, I found everything except the judge deciding to set up his own extra-judicial court believable. I have seen shenanigans very similar to this movie being enacted in the real world. I even looked to see if this was a real case, which it wasn't. I was involved in fighting one of the early Defense of Marriage Act bills and saw a conservative governor trade killing the bill for passing another bill that provided financial value to one of his cronies.

However the movie was a melodrama and could have had a more subtle portrayal of the issues involved without losing its message. The acting was mediocre and the characters lacked subtlety. The denouement could have been revealed earlier in the film and made the defendants seem more committed to their cause. I would have liked to have seen them working together more. After all, they were a married couple. The lawyers seemed simultaneously impotent and omnipotent. There have been enough real world legal battles over this issue, that a bit of research could have created more tension than the movie had. Altogether, the movie was not a serious attempt to treat a serious subject seriously.

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