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SAME SEX AMERICA
"Henry Corra's Same Sex America sets a standard
that will be hard to match." -Variety
"Not to be missed...a historic, highly entertaining and thought-provoking film from the battlefront of the issue." -Windy City Times
When the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, it created a wave of unsanctioned marital unions across the country. A powerful backlash from conservatives followed, reaching all the way to the White House. President George Bush proposed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages that catapulted the issue to the forefront of the 2004 Presidential race. For many couples, the road to marriage can be a difficult one compounded by external pressure and often condemnation. Same Sex America follows several gay and lesbian couples, who have a personal stake in this civil rights clash, as they face their own issues as well as society's prejudices. The film also examines both sides of the political debate and a family's right to define itself without interference from the state. Same Sex America is a compelling tapestry of interwoven stories set against the backdrop of what is an historic chapter in the history of civil rights in America, while capturing all the nuance of what may be the defining chapter in the history of the gay and lesbian struggle for equal rights.
Directed by Henry Corra, U.S.A., 2005, BetaSP, 90 mins.