The Right to Love: An American Family

89mins2012DocumentaryTVPG
director
Cassie Jaye
starring
Denise MineyBryan LeffewDaniel LeffewJay LeffewJustin CannonSelena Leffew
Powered by media, religion and influential anti-gay organizations, the civil right of marriage was for many years held just out of reach for many LGBT American citizens. THE RIGHT TO LOVE: AN AMERICAN chronicles one story of courage born out of the highly mediatized and controversial Prop 8 election results in California. A married gay Californian couple and their two adopted children fight back against discrimination, ignorance and hate through home videos posted on their You Tube channel called "Gay Family Values". The mix of hostility and support the family inspires as well as reveals the deep divisions in U.S. society.
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