This very month the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments on the future of marriage equality for same-sex couples â€“ an unprecedented step in the forward march of LGBT rights. Married couples and marriage activists from all states can take to the seas while exploring the outcomes with one of the most recognized figures in the fight â€“ activist Michael Crawford of Freedom to Marry, the Washington DC-based nonprofit leading the national campaign.
By the time you set sail with us up the Pacific Northwestâ€™s Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, watching our array of ground-breaking films, we will already know the Supreme Courtâ€™s conclusions. Decisions are due in June on the vital challenges both to Californiaâ€™s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage in that state, and to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, prohibiting the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage under federal laws.
Your Pride of the Ocean film festival will examine the outcomes of this historic event, through the lens of our artistic medium, by hosting a screening of the multiple award-winning film â€œI DOâ€ followed by a special discussion led by Crawford.
â€œI DOâ€ presents the story of a British (more…)