Tying the knott--the passionate eye


peapod
#1
The passionate eye will be airing this documentary on the weekend.

TYING THE KNOT
Sunday February 6, 2005 at 10pm ET/PT
Repeating Saturday February 12 at 10pm ET/PT

When a bank robber's bullet ends the life of Florida police officer Lois Marrero, her wife of 13 years, Mickie, discovers a police department willing to accept the women's relationship, but unwilling to release Lois's pension. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher loses his husband of 25 years, cousins of his deceased spouse challenge his will and move to evict Sam from his home. As Mickie and Sam take up battle stations to defend their lives, Tying the Knot digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. This eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists and right-wing politicos lock horns in the fight for marriage.

FILM WEBSITE: The original director's cut of this film will be released on DVD on May 2. Visit the film website for more details.


Three years in the making, Tying the Knot combines intimate personal stories with an often irreverent approach to this controversial issue as it explores the political war between gay people who want to marry and those determined to stop them. Gay and lesbian Americans have been fighting against this discrimination for decades. In 1971, members of the Gay Activists Alliance took over Manhattan's marriage bureau in a daring act of public disobedience. Thirty-three years later, the same office turns away same-sex couples demanding marriage licences. Now this battle has reached the highest level in the United States, involving the President and his attempt to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. In response, thousands of Americans in San Francisco and many other cities have come out to take a stand in favor of same-sex marriages.

Shot in the United States, the Netherlands and Canada, Tying the Knot juxtaposes what's happening in the U.S. against the climate in Holland and Canada, where same-sex couples have been granted marital parity. Because Canada doesn't have citizenship requirements for same-sex couples to marry, scores of gay and lesbian Americans travel to Canada to protect their families through legal marriage. In fact, the director of Tying the Knot, Jim de Sève, and his partner were married at Toronto City Hall last fall, the day after the documentary screened as part of the Hot Docs series Doc Soup.
 
peapod
#2
The passionate eye will be airing this documentary on the weekend.

TYING THE KNOT
Sunday February 6, 2005 at 10pm ET/PT
Repeating Saturday February 12 at 10pm ET/PT

When a bank robber's bullet ends the life of Florida police officer Lois Marrero, her wife of 13 years, Mickie, discovers a police department willing to accept the women's relationship, but unwilling to release Lois's pension. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher loses his husband of 25 years, cousins of his deceased spouse challenge his will and move to evict Sam from his home. As Mickie and Sam take up battle stations to defend their lives, Tying the Knot digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. This eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists and right-wing politicos lock horns in the fight for marriage.

FILM WEBSITE: The original director's cut of this film will be released on DVD on May 2. Visit the film website for more details.


Three years in the making, Tying the Knot combines intimate personal stories with an often irreverent approach to this controversial issue as it explores the political war between gay people who want to marry and those determined to stop them. Gay and lesbian Americans have been fighting against this discrimination for decades. In 1971, members of the Gay Activists Alliance took over Manhattan's marriage bureau in a daring act of public disobedience. Thirty-three years later, the same office turns away same-sex couples demanding marriage licences. Now this battle has reached the highest level in the United States, involving the President and his attempt to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. In response, thousands of Americans in San Francisco and many other cities have come out to take a stand in favor of same-sex marriages.

Shot in the United States, the Netherlands and Canada, Tying the Knot juxtaposes what's happening in the U.S. against the climate in Holland and Canada, where same-sex couples have been granted marital parity. Because Canada doesn't have citizenship requirements for same-sex couples to marry, scores of gay and lesbian Americans travel to Canada to protect their families through legal marriage. In fact, the director of Tying the Knot, Jim de Sève, and his partner were married at Toronto City Hall last fall, the day after the documentary screened as part of the Hot Docs series Doc Soup.
 
peapod
#3
The passionate eye will be airing this documentary on the weekend.

TYING THE KNOT
Sunday February 6, 2005 at 10pm ET/PT
Repeating Saturday February 12 at 10pm ET/PT

When a bank robber's bullet ends the life of Florida police officer Lois Marrero, her wife of 13 years, Mickie, discovers a police department willing to accept the women's relationship, but unwilling to release Lois's pension. When Sam, an Oklahoma rancher loses his husband of 25 years, cousins of his deceased spouse challenge his will and move to evict Sam from his home. As Mickie and Sam take up battle stations to defend their lives, Tying the Knot digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. This eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists and right-wing politicos lock horns in the fight for marriage.

FILM WEBSITE: The original director's cut of this film will be released on DVD on May 2. Visit the film website for more details.


Three years in the making, Tying the Knot combines intimate personal stories with an often irreverent approach to this controversial issue as it explores the political war between gay people who want to marry and those determined to stop them. Gay and lesbian Americans have been fighting against this discrimination for decades. In 1971, members of the Gay Activists Alliance took over Manhattan's marriage bureau in a daring act of public disobedience. Thirty-three years later, the same office turns away same-sex couples demanding marriage licences. Now this battle has reached the highest level in the United States, involving the President and his attempt to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. In response, thousands of Americans in San Francisco and many other cities have come out to take a stand in favor of same-sex marriages.

Shot in the United States, the Netherlands and Canada, Tying the Knot juxtaposes what's happening in the U.S. against the climate in Holland and Canada, where same-sex couples have been granted marital parity. Because Canada doesn't have citizenship requirements for same-sex couples to marry, scores of gay and lesbian Americans travel to Canada to protect their families through legal marriage. In fact, the director of Tying the Knot, Jim de Sève, and his partner were married at Toronto City Hall last fall, the day after the documentary screened as part of the Hot Docs series Doc Soup.
 
peapod
#4
Anybody watch this documentary...I thought it was excellent. The dutch are really amazing people.
 
peapod
#5
Anybody watch this documentary...I thought it was excellent. The dutch are really amazing people.
 
peapod
#6
Anybody watch this documentary...I thought it was excellent. The dutch are really amazing people.
 
tibear
#7
Don't we have enough threads regarding SSM?????
 
tibear
#8
Don't we have enough threads regarding SSM?????
 
tibear
#9
Don't we have enough threads regarding SSM?????
 
LadyC
#10
And yet there's still less than half of what's at FreeDominion.
 
LadyC
#11
And yet there's still less than half of what's at FreeDominion.
 
LadyC
#12
And yet there's still less than half of what's at FreeDominion.
 
Reverend Blair
#13
I saw the show last night, Peapod. What those people had to go through after losing a spouse was brutal. It's one of the best arguments for same sex marriage I've seen yet.

It also show the ugliness and hypocrisy of the far right.
 
Reverend Blair
#14
I saw the show last night, Peapod. What those people had to go through after losing a spouse was brutal. It's one of the best arguments for same sex marriage I've seen yet.

It also show the ugliness and hypocrisy of the far right.
 
Reverend Blair
#15
I saw the show last night, Peapod. What those people had to go through after losing a spouse was brutal. It's one of the best arguments for same sex marriage I've seen yet.

It also show the ugliness and hypocrisy of the far right.
 
peapod
#16
I really enjoyed the history they showed about the gay rights movement..
 
peapod
#17
I really enjoyed the history they showed about the gay rights movement..
 
peapod
#18
I really enjoyed the history they showed about the gay rights movement..
 
Jay
#19
"It also show the ugliness and hypocrisy of the far right."


Gimme a break.....

http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/russia/runews09.htm
 
Jay
#20
"It also show the ugliness and hypocrisy of the far right."


Gimme a break.....

http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/russia/runews09.htm
 
Jay
#21
"It also show the ugliness and hypocrisy of the far right."


Gimme a break.....

http://www.sodomylaws.org/world/russia/runews09.htm
 
peapod
#22
ladyC posted...
And yet there's still less than half of what's at FreeDominion"

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha....so true!

I agree Rev what was done to those individuals who spent a life time together was disquisting....It will be a great day when this no longer happens
 
peapod
#23
ladyC posted...
And yet there's still less than half of what's at FreeDominion"

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha....so true!

I agree Rev what was done to those individuals who spent a life time together was disquisting....It will be a great day when this no longer happens
 
peapod
#24
ladyC posted...
And yet there's still less than half of what's at FreeDominion"

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha....so true!

I agree Rev what was done to those individuals who spent a life time together was disquisting....It will be a great day when this no longer happens
 
Reverend Blair
#25
That it will, Peapod. The religious right sure is up in arms about it though.

Looks like Harper's ploy of going after non-Christian religious extremists is backfiring. A lot of people who belong to minority groups are angry that he's attacking the Charter.

Martin and Brisson were whipping him with it during Question Period today. It was fun to watch.
 
Reverend Blair
#26
That it will, Peapod. The religious right sure is up in arms about it though.

Looks like Harper's ploy of going after non-Christian religious extremists is backfiring. A lot of people who belong to minority groups are angry that he's attacking the Charter.

Martin and Brisson were whipping him with it during Question Period today. It was fun to watch.
 
Reverend Blair
#27
That it will, Peapod. The religious right sure is up in arms about it though.

Looks like Harper's ploy of going after non-Christian religious extremists is backfiring. A lot of people who belong to minority groups are angry that he's attacking the Charter.

Martin and Brisson were whipping him with it during Question Period today. It was fun to watch.
 

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