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Runtime: 86 minutes (includes 54 minute version)

Closed Captioning included



THE FREEDOM TO MARRY is the untold story of the most successful - and perhaps most inspiring - civil rights movement of our time. This is a riveting ride alongside Evan Wolfson, the man known as architect of the movement, and his team as they wage a decades long battle all the way to the United States Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement's history along the way. This is both a primer for social change and a behind-the-scenes look at how regular people can actually make a difference.


Educational Edition Includes:

  • DVD containing 86 and 54 minute version

  • Screening kit

  • Middle school, high school, and university level discussion guides


Quotes & Reviews

“Thoroughly moving and inspiring."
– Boston Globe


"A moving testament to the true nature of change”
– Entertainment Weekly ("The Must List")


"The definitive history of the course gay marriage took in the United States… nothing short of chilling.”
– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


“A suspenseful legal yarn and an essential history lesson. But it could also provide a blueprint for the continuing civil rights challenges of our time.”
– The Village Voice


“A notification that no triumph can be taken for granted.”
– Kenneth Turan, LA Times


“An emotional, behind-the-scenes view of the campaign and strategy that ended marriage discrimination nationwide...THE FREEDOM TO MARRY truly captures the riveting story of how we won.”
– Love, inc.


“A landmark documentary”
– AfterEllen


“The Freedom to Marry is this summer's hot documentary.”
– Curve Magazine (Staff Pick)


"Required viewing for all Americans"
– Jeremy Paul, Esq; Dean, Northeastern University School of Law

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