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Filmmaker Henry Corra chronicles the battle over gay marriage in Massachusetts, the first U. Skip to main content. FREE Shipping on your first order. Arrives: Nov 4 - 7. Fastest delivery: Thursday, Oct
In , Massachusetts became the first state in America to offer same-gender couples the opportunity to marry-not civil unions, but good old-fashioned cake-and-rented tuxedo- weddings. Same Sex America follows the vicious political battles that marked the fight over the definition of marriage. From the steps of the legislature to suburban backyards, advocates of traditional marriage are heard explaining their deeply held, mostly religious, objections.
In , history was made when Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to sanction gay marriage. Same Sex America filmmaker Henry Corra weaves the stories of seven gay and lesbian couples on their emotional journey to the altar with the dramatic showdown at Massachusetts' constitutional convention, a vivid demonstration of democracy in action that may change the course of history. The film captures all the nuance of what may be the defining chapter in the history of the gay and lesbian struggle for equal rights. Corra's work is influenced by cinema verite filmmakers David and Albert Maysles Salesman, Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter whom he collaborated with from - In Corra launched his own production company, Corra Films Inc.