The Right to Marry (1996)

This 1996 video was the first documentary about the struggle for legal marriage in the U.S. While a growing number now support the right to legal marriage, at that time, too few understood ... See full summary »

Director:

Demian

Writers:

Steve Bryant, Demian

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Cast

Credited cast:
Faygele BenMiriam Faygele BenMiriam ... Himself
Phyllis Burke Phyllis Burke ... Herself
Ben Cable ... Himself (as Benjamin Cable-McCarthy)
Marcial Cable-McCarthy Marcial Cable-McCarthy ... Himself
Kevin Cathcart Kevin Cathcart ... Himself
Demian Demian ... Narrator
Frances Fuchs Frances Fuchs ... Herself
Richard Mohr Richard Mohr ... Himself
Susan Reardon Susan Reardon ... Herself
Mel White Mel White ... Himself
Evan Wolfson Evan Wolfson ... Himself
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This 1996 video was the first documentary about the struggle for legal marriage in the U.S. While a growing number now support the right to legal marriage, at that time, too few understood the magnitude of what was at stake. The radical right-wing forces understood. Same-sex marriage -- and domestic partner recognition of any sort -- was lambasted, and continues to be targeted, in their TV and radio programs, anti-gay videos, as well as in all of their political endeavors. The video contains interviews with: Rev. Mel White, well known from his "60 Minutes" appearance and his book "Stranger at the Gate: To be gay and Christian in America;" Phyllis Burke, author of "Family Values: A lesbian mother's fight for her son;" Richard Mohr, author of "A More Perfect Union;" Kevin Cathcart, executive director of the Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund. The video also highlighted some of the same-sex couples who have sued for legal marriage, with personal recollections from: Faygele ben Miriam,... Written by Demian

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same sex marriage | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sweet Corn Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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