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The Freedom to Marry

The Freedom to Marry is a movie starring Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, and April DeBoer. Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a 'preposterous notion' to the national law. The Freedom to Marry...

Running Time
1 hours 26 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Eddie Rosenstein
Actors
Noel Freeman, April DeBoer, Mary Bonauto, Evan Wolfson
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Over the last four decades, the concept of same-sex couples marrying went from a 'preposterous notion' to the national law. The Freedom to Marry movement is now known as one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the modern history, but change did not arrive by happenstance. This victory was carefully planned and orchestrated over decades. THE FREEDOM TO MARRY, a new documentary film, offers the untold, inside story of this historic movement. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson and Mary Bonauto, the architect and the main litigator of the movement, and their key colleagues from earliest days of their journey to their final frenetic dash to the US Supreme Court.

Comments about documentary «The Freedom to Marry» (20)

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Russell F.

This is the first time I have watched a documentary that has been produced by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. I have been watching some of their documentaries on the topic of the LGBTQIA community. I was expecting to see some talk about the laws, but I was surprised to see the depth that this documentary had to offer. This documentary is not a talking point. It gives the actual voices of the LGBTQIA community to tell their story. The gay community, for example, has a very big problem with some of their own members. They are making a big deal out of a couple's sexuality and trying to get people to accept that they are married to their partner. However, the real issue that the community faces is that the way they have been dealing with the issue of being gay is really not doing a good enough job. They have been hiding their sexuality from their friends, family, and coworkers. In the end, they have made some really bad decisions because of it. This documentary gives you the real voices of those involved and the really bad decisions they have made. This documentary is definitely a must see. The only thing that is not clear from this documentary is whether the gay community is actually as LGBT as they want us to believe.

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Anna K.

The Freedom to Marry is a great documentary that is interesting to watch and it contains many different points of view that we as a society have. Some people think it is a true story and some people think it is a total lie, but either way, it is a great film. The director of this documentary is Anne Collins, who is a sociologist and she works on marriage and divorce and she does an amazing job of telling the story. I was really impressed by her work in this film, she's a really talented person who has a very open mind and is not afraid to tell the truth. The Freedom to Marry is a great film because it is a great documentary that tells us a great story and it's a great film to watch.

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Christina Stone

This is a very good film that exposes the social conservatism that the Republican Party espouses. Not only do we get to hear from many of the key players in the campaign, but we see interviews with members of the Bush family. We also get to hear from numerous journalists and pundits who have been doing their job since the 1970s, such as Dan Rather, Roger Ailes, Ann Coulter, Norman Ornstein, etc. It is also nice to hear from Ralph Reed who worked for many years as a campaign advisor for President Reagan. He is quoted as saying, "The Republican Party is in danger of becoming a caricature of itself." The film is well worth seeing and the interviews are very insightful. You will also see at least one really major candidate for president who was gay, and he was well liked by most Republicans. Overall, a very good film that deserves a place in your personal library. However, one of the highlights of this documentary is to hear from several of the Republican presidential candidates, who have all come out for same sex marriage. I will definitely be seeing the DVD and I am really glad I did.

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Dylan H.

This is a very nice documentary. I was shocked and disturbed to see how much this has been misrepresented by the press. It's about the beginning of the gay rights movement, and it is the story of one man, and his struggle to be recognized as the man he truly is. It's fascinating to see how many people are afraid to be openly gay, because it would mean their careers would be destroyed and they would be shunned by society. It's also very funny to see how some gay men try to pass themselves off as straight, because it is so easy to do. The film was made for "gay marriage," but in a way that's very touching, especially with the interviews with the actors, but also with some of the people who had been involved in the gay rights movement. The film was made in 2005, but the historical context of how the gay rights movement began is still fresh in the memory. I wish there had been more discussion about what the issue really was. But there are still a lot of questions that haven't been answered.

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Grace Riley

This documentary addresses issues of the racial divide within the LGBT community, and how these issues are compounded in the LGBT community. LGBT people can identify as many or none of the above-mentioned. When a person identifies as neither male or female, he/she experiences discrimination from both the gay community and the general public. This documentary is a bit preachy, and the subject matter is probably a bit more in-depth than I would have liked. The documentary is a bit of a victim-blaming "cry wolf" because there are more victims than perpetrators, but the overall point of this film is very relevant. It doesn't make people feel good, but it does provide some sense of awareness. The documentary is pretty good overall, and worth watching.

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Nicholas

We're proud of the independence of women and marriage equality. I believe this film is one of the most powerful films of the year and not just in the United States. It's inspirational and fun, it's inspiring and fun. It's not only about marriage equality but about many other issues that are important to me, not just the rights of women. It's really great to see that there are not just some loud, obnoxious liberals who will make the film difficult to watch. This is a film that is about more than just marriage equality. It's about our values and what it means to be a good person. It's a film that reminds us that it's all about the journey, not the destination. I am so glad to see that the documentary filmmakers are working so hard to bring attention to a cause that I feel that I need to be a part of. Thank you for making this film and supporting it.

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Larry Burke

I haven't really seen many documentaries that deal with LGBT issues. The films that I've seen dealing with these issues are very vague and indirect. This one takes a stance and gives a very good account of the subject matter. It's extremely detailed and informative and if you're an LGBT activist, this is an important film. The biggest problem that I had with this film is the fact that there's some misinformation. Some of the information given was incorrect. For example, the fact that these stories have a disproportionate impact on the black community. It's true that it's very rare that these events lead to a lot of violence but in general, it's more common for these events to lead to violence and it's extremely rare that a black family is pushed over the edge. The second problem was the fact that they give a very negative depiction of the gay community. One of the main things that I was interested in was to see how they dealt with the issue of bisexuality and homosexuality. I was surprised to see that they didn't address the issue of bisexuality. This is because bisexuality is not very common among the black community. They don't seem to show any examples of bisexuality, either. They also don't seem to have a strong connection to the black community. It's a fact that these events are extremely rare for them, which is something that the black community needs to be aware of. For example, they show a scene where two black people come into a bar and one of the black people asks for a drink and one of the white people says no. The white person then says that he's a black person and tells the black person that the drink is for black people. In the scene that follows, the black person asks the white person to leave. In response, the white person responds that he's a black person and that he wants the black person to leave. I think that this is very much something that we need to be aware of and I think that it's very important to show that there are many people of all races that support gay rights. The other thing that I wasn't really pleased about was that they gave a very negative portrayal of the black community. This is because the black community is not well known as the most accepting of the black community. They talk about how the black community doesn't accept the gay community and the fact that the black community is prejudiced against the gay community. This is because the black community isn't accepting of the gay community because they believe that the black community is racist. In reality, the black community is very accepting of the gay community because they recognize that there are a lot of gay people in their community. I think that this is something that the black community needs to be aware of. I think that the media should also be more inclusive of the black community. There are a lot of black people who are members of the media that are black and they also are the ones that are part of the gay community and they also are the ones that are part of the black community. I think that the media needs to be more inclusive of the black community and that's something that I'm looking forward to seeing more of. I think that

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Denise W.

I've never been a big fan of marriage equality, but I've found this documentary to be so much more than just a documentary. I am so glad that I saw it, and I look forward to more films about the subject.

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Thomas Evans

This is a wonderful documentary that examines the crux of a historic legal question about marriage and love, and what it means for the very human being in each case. It is about the thousands of Americans who have been forced to endure decades of 'discrimination' under the pretext of being a religious or moral 'believer'. The arguments for and against the inclusion of the amendment to the US Constitution are quite interesting, and are worth watching for the whole experience. At first, the arguments seem to me to be a rather superficial and 'obvious', and it is only at the very end when the arguments get more 'explained' that the film really begins to take on an almost 'philosophical' quality. But as a whole, this film is much more powerful than many other documentaries on this subject that attempt to 'discredit' the institution of marriage, simply because the makers of the film don't understand the true nature of what marriage is. It is a very good film, and it deserves to be seen by everyone. A very good documentary, definitely worth the time spent in seeing it.

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Jacqueline

I'm a big believer in the idea that everyone should have the right to marry whomever they choose. I'm a lesbian. This is a movie that, I think, should have been made in the 90s. Because, honestly, when it came out, nobody had any idea what gay marriage was. I know, I'm one of the people that's opposed to it, but I think it should have been more widely known. It's a topic that is not that much talked about in the States, and there's not much representation. A lot of people just don't know what gay marriage is, but there's not much representation, and it's never talked about in the news. I thought the movie was great. It was really interesting to see how different countries treated gay marriage. I thought the actors were really well chosen, they really played their characters. They were really interesting, and the film really portrayed what a lot of people are thinking, and how it would feel to be in their situation. I thought that the director really did a good job, he really made the movie look like it was shot on film. And I liked the way that he showed the love that the couple had for each other, and how they lived their lives. It was really touching, and I think that it was really great to see the love and the commitment that they had for each other. It was really good. I give this movie a 10/10.

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Rachel Stanley

If you want to understand the religious conflict in the United States and the reasons behind this conflict then you will like this documentary. I remember back in the 1980s, when I was in high school, I would come home from school and see the cover of the newspaper with the headline "Duke University Admits They have a Homosexual Racist on the faculty." And that's how this film makes you understand the faith-based reaction of the "religious right." Although I am not a Christian, I have read the Bible and have studied the writings of the biblical writers. I also understand that many of the issues in the film are not that far-fetched. The fact that these are not our problems and that we need to change them doesn't make them any less real or important. For example, I'm not a big fan of the term "persecution," but it could be considered a common form of discrimination that still exists. So this film may seem a little over-simplistic, but it is a very well-made film and I'm happy that it has been released. The interviews with the various people that the filmmakers spoke with were very interesting and I would recommend that people see it. You'll learn a lot about religion, America and about the Christian faith.

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Anna Mason

This documentary begins in 1999 with the American vote for the US Supreme Court and its decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. This decision put the "gay" and "lesbian" vote on the line for the first time. In addition, there were no other cases in the history of the US Supreme Court that had the issue of marriage equality on the table before the election. This made it important to get the issue out there and make it known to the world. By the end of this documentary, all the arguments and arguments against gay marriage and equal rights for gay couples were laid out. After that, we hear from several experts that explain how the gay and lesbian communities were fighting for marriage equality and why this would be important for their communities and their children. The documentary ends with the full range of arguments for and against marriage equality. It was an eye opener for me as a Christian. The argument for gay marriage is one that has been taken to the extreme by many. This documentary covers many arguments and also gives a balanced view of them. There are several important points made in this documentary that I think are important for Christians. These points include the following: 1) Love is a gift from God and it cannot be taken away from you by other people 2) This isn't about protecting the "gay" community from being hurt by their own actions. It is about protecting the "gay" community from hurting themselves by not living the Christian lifestyle. 3) Homosexuals aren't people that they have to accept. This is something that we can all learn from. The homosexual lifestyle has been very harmful to our society. It is something that is always going to be with us and even though it is not always right, it is always wrong. 4) Homosexuals can be gay but they can also be straight. I think that we need to understand that people are not born gay. Homosexuality is something that people choose. 5) Our society has become so hostile to the homosexual community that the argument that this is not a sin isn't really an argument anymore. We have become so hostile to the homosexual lifestyle that we have become convinced that it is not a sin. This point is also a very important one to note. Many people are not really sure what homosexuality is and if it is a sin. In my opinion, this is one of the main points that this documentary tries to address. It is interesting to note that people still aren't sure what homosexuality is. Some people just can't tell what it is and say that they don't know what it is. This documentary tries to explain what homosexuality is, what it does to the people that are involved, and what it is not. Some people are afraid to come out of the closet because they don't know what to do. This documentary helps people understand that homosexuality is something that God has made us for and not something that we have to accept. The other important point is that gay people are also people that they should accept. They are just people that they have to accept. Many people have the wrong ideas about homosexuality because of the way that they have been raised. Many people have always been taught that homosexuality is wrong, and they don

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Scott

This movie is an eye-opener for those who have never seen a movie with a gay theme or man and woman in a relationship before. If you think this movie is straight, think again. In this movie you will see a man and woman, two teenagers, living together. They talk to each other and talk about their feelings, their problems, and their goals. This movie is not for those who want to see a real representation of the gay community. Instead, this movie is for those who want to know more about the issues facing gay people in the US today. This is a must see movie for everyone who is gay or wants to be. It will open your eyes and tell you what is going on in your community.

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Mildred

Well-made, thought-provoking documentary about the efforts to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It's really great that it wasn't a liberal Democrat who helped pass the act. And they did a really good job showing how racist the South was. The Civil Rights Act was passed with the support of both Republicans and Democrats, but at the end of the day, it was a Republican president who signed the bill. I found it very interesting that this was a documentary about the history of the act, but it also focused on how it affected society today. I would suggest that you watch the movie, but don't expect a film-noir-style version of the Civil Rights Act.

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Benjamin Gibson

I think this is a really good documentary. I really enjoyed it, the subjects are really interesting. I don't know if it is a political or a personal issue, but it's something that should be discussed and brought up. I think it's really sad that there are so many children and young adults in the United States of America that don't know about their parents' experiences, and are wondering about whether or not they could have had the same relationship that their parents had. It's something that I think that should be brought up and studied in schools, because people's expectations should be lowered for all families. I also think that the documentary and interviews that are done with people who have been through the process are really really good, and bring out the best that we can learn from them. The interview with the gay couple was really good. I thought that they were really honest and open. I also thought that it was interesting that some of the interviews that are done are with people who are very conservative, and have different opinions on issues like homosexuality. But it's really important to know what people think. We shouldn't be so afraid to change people's minds. In some parts of the documentary, the interviewees have said that they believe that homosexuals shouldn't be discriminated against, because of what they do, and they think that homosexuals should be treated equally. I think that if they would just talk about the reasons that they are gay, and not just talk about their feelings, then they could go a little further. I also think that it's important to give people the chance to talk about what they have to say. I think that this is something that should be studied more, because there are people who don't want to change the minds of others, because they don't want to change their feelings. But it's something that people should be given the chance to talk about. I also think that it's really important to get to know a lot of people that you're interviewing, because they might tell you something that you didn't know. I think that it's important to be educated about what people believe, because if you know that there are people out there that are just like you, you're more likely to understand what you're dealing with.

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Phillip Davidson

The movie was great. I am a progressive Democrat and I voted for this bill and am glad to see it pass. This movie was informative and inspirational. It was also entertaining. The fact that it was researched was very helpful to me. I am now a Republican because I wanted the opportunity to pursue my dream. I feel this movie was very accurate. I really enjoyed the interaction of both sides of the issue. It was very interesting and I think everyone should see it.

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Margaret

A lovely documentary from the show-man's point of view. It shows how what we would call politics is in the minds of some people. It shows the efforts of a couple to change the government and achieve what they consider to be the true American dream. What a nice family. And how they got the change they wanted. However, I think the show-man got it wrong. He didn't mention how they got the change they wanted. It seemed like they got it simply by talking. That's the problem with this documentary. It focuses on the change. That's how it should be. The show-man talks about what he thinks. The documentary shows the whole story and everything that happened in it. If the show-man had talked about that, the documentary would have been better. But the documentary is great. I really like the way the show-man showed what happened. He used interviews to show what happened and the way it happened. It's not perfect, but it's very good. It really is a great documentary. It's like a perfect documentary and you can't not like it. I give it an 8/10.

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Angela

Just like the book, I found the movie to be rather boring and not that well-done. The movie, like the book, was a little bit slow. I would have liked to see more of the marriage process and marriage in general and less of the cover-up, publicity, etc. However, the movie did contain some interesting moments that made it worth watching. I would have loved to have seen more of the actual trial of the "marriage" between M.K. and Mary. I would have liked to have seen more of the couples' interactions and reactions to the trial. As I was watching the trial, I found myself caring about the couple and their decisions. It was a good film, just not the book.

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Kelly Murphy

Lately, the U.S. Constitution has been the subject of much concern and debate. As a country we've found the need to be more "liberal", less "conservative", and more "liberal" in some of our legal standards. Even as an individual, we've become more "modern". In the recent elections, the more liberal candidate, Barack Obama, won the popular vote by a considerable margin. And that's exactly the point of the documentary, which brings together conservative and liberal lawyers to discuss how the Constitution is interpreted. By the end of the film, I was left feeling that while we're liberals and conservatives, we're also looking for the same thing. We want the same things in our legal system. But what we really want is to be left alone. As a society, we don't want any more legal action. We want more freedom and less government interference. It's up to us to decide how to get there. In the end, we all agree that a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's decision on DOMA would be the best solution. What we should have as a society is an ethic of equality and liberty, not government interference and control. I recommend this film to anyone who thinks they can do a better job of expressing themselves and living a life of freedom. As a society, we should all be doing better than we are.

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Kathy H.

This is a fine movie that explores the background of the Roe vs Wade case in the United States. The movie is well done and important. But the real reason to watch it is to learn more about the history of the case and the ways in which women have changed the country and world. The movie does a good job of explaining the background of the case and the history of the people involved. The movie does not talk down to the viewers, but at the same time it does not dwell on the subject of abortion. If you are looking for a documentary to make you feel good and understand the human spirit, this is not the movie. If you want to learn more about the history of the case and how women have changed the world, this is the movie for you.