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Houston Voice, June 17, 2005 - File 019. 2005-06-17. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 17, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1111/show/1100.

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Title Houston Voice, June 17, 2005
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date June 17, 2005
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript 18 JUNE 17,2005 www.houstonvoice.com HOUSTON VOICE rWecftll MCCfi Cmte N#T 'Holy CtapsT A* Offoktzm PA Emt Celebrating Rev. Carolyn Mobley's IB years in Ministry! Friday, June 24-th 7 pm-12 am Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel Tickets: $50 Includes Hots D'oeuvtesf Dessert & $5000 in Casino Chips redeemable for Prizes! c,\\g^x P*jP \\o^ Silent Auction Items: Original Artwork Holy Union Package Dinners Bed & Breakfast Maid Service Concert Tickets and more! C^ fctf Goto www.resurrectionmcc.org for more items!!! Buy Your Tickets Today! (712) Z61-914-9 Casino Table Sponsors! SMrmWpT OutySmart ^Counbywide Financial . MiHMl, voice Hartman & Associates Realtors Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church 2025 W 11th St - Houston, TX 77008 - 713-861-9149 www.resurrectionmcc.org BRIAN MOYLAN Showtime's new documentary, "Same Sex America,' offers an inspiring look at the fight for equal marriage rights in Massachusetts. Here comes the pride DURING JUNE, WITH ALL THE PRIDE celebrations, rallies and parties, it's easy to get swept up in the joy and forget that there are still plenty of people who oppose our fight for civil rights. On the flip side, with those increasingly vocal and powerful anti-gay activists spearheading the passage of constitutional amendments barring same-sex unions, it would be easy to forget that the fight for equal marriage rights might one day be won. Into this storm of opposing viewpoints strolls "Same Sex America," a new documentary that premieres on Showtime Monday, June 27, at 8 p.m. This film, which got its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, does a great job balancing both sides while looking at the state of same-sex marriage rights in Massachusetts. Yes, I know what you're thinking: not another documentary about same-sex marriage. But this one is probably the best of the bunch since the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ordered the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples in 2004. EQUAL PARTS CIVICS EXERCISE AND human interest, directors Henry Corra and Charlene Rule follow the action up until the court-appointed deadline, on May 17,2004, when the state had to start issuing marriage certificates to same-sex couples. The documentary also looks at the lives of gay and lesbian couples who planned to say "I do" once the state granted them the right to do so. Along with controversial topics, there are always activists, lobbyists, orators and champions on both sides of the issue, and all of those get their due in discussing this topic. The most amazing feat in this film is the balance Corra and Rule offer both sides, while also showing gay couples living and loving with their families. Second on the list of accomplishments is making the many votes, laws, decisions, referenda and stipulations involved in this case seem easy to understand for most any viewer. But all that bland political mess is balanced out with the raw emotion of the citizens at the statehouse. The directors intersperse anti-gay activists singing hymns with gay activists shouting slogans and conservative lobbyists' frustration with gay couples' elation. ft MORE INFO "Same Sex America' Showtime Monday, June 27, at 8 p.m. Gay couple Jon and Paul Cronin-Swalboski share their big day with all of America in 'Same Sex America/ a new Showtime documentary that follows the fight for marriage rights in Massachusetts and documents several couples tying the knot. (Photo courtesy of Showtime) And once the big day comes and goes, the weddings begin. But the events are a bit anti-climactic. As one gay male couple notes while leaving their town hall holding a marriage license, "So, this little thing is going to destroy the country?" Whether at the county clerk's office or on a country club lawn, it's thrilling to watch how these couples express the love and joy they feel when that their relationships are officially recognized by the state. If you are one to cry at weddings, these ceremonies are really going to make you bawl. And, for the record, a lesbian couple, not gay men, throws the most lavishly fabulous ceremony Although you might weep at the gowns and tuxes, cakes and rings, this is still really a story about civil rights and the gay movement. One Massachusetts lesbian, who decides that she and her partner aren't ready to take the plunge, says after watching other couples do it, "It's not that we can get married. It's that the world is going to change and it's going to get better." Informative and uplifting, this is the rare gay documentary that should be as rewarding for gay viewers, who are often already well-versed on these issues, as it is for those who have never met a gay person before.
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