On Tuesday, “The State of Marriage” premiered on iTunes and On Demand video services. The new documentary, directed by Jeff Kaufman, details the two-decade struggle for marriage equality in Vermont.
The documentary follows legal pioneer Mary Bonauto who partnered with Vermont lawyers Beth Robinson and Susan Murray whose long and unrelenting efforts for equal rights for LGBTQ couples sparked an entire movement.
Vermont became the first state to grant same sex couples legal recognition through a 1999 State Supreme Court decision, and the first state to legalize marriage equality by legislative vote in 2009.
“The State of Marriage” features Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson, civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis, and Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally.