The inspiring story of how legal pioneer Mary Bonauto partnered with small town Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a 2-decade long struggle that built the foundation for the entire marriage equality movement, and forged the legal, social, and political path in the 1990’s that ultimately led to the U.S. Supreme Court establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide. Also featuring Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson, civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, Gov. Howard Dean, and playwright Terrence McNally.
“The State of Marriage is an indispensable addition to the filmed history of the marriage equality movement . . . and a suspenseful nail-biter right up to the feel good ending.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
“Gripping. Audiences will cheer.”
- The Huffington Post
“The State of Marriage recounts a truly groundbreaking chapter in the history of marriage equality. And this important film is also much more than that. It's engaging and colorful, and it's tender and warm, showing not only the devotion of committed couples, but that of hard-working activists and legal advocates who paved the way for all of us. These are the heroes who fought on the front lines, at at time when national media attention was either nonexistent or overtly hostile. They faced an enormous backlash but they beat it back with fortitude and on their belief that justice would win out. It is a remarkable story.”