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Freedom To Marry
January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Rich Weissman and J.D. Horn, through a donation from the Richard Norris Weissman Trust, invite you to be their guests at the Palm Springs premier showing of the highly acclaimed Freedom To Marry documentary. The event is co-sponsored by the Gay Desert Guide and The Palm Springs Cultural Center.
The full-length feature film, by Eddie Rosenstein, is the epic, nail-biting, untold story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. It follows Evan Wolfson, the architect of the movement, and his key colleagues on the decades long battle, culminating in the dramatic fight at the U.S Supreme Court. More than the saga of one movement’s history – it’s an inspiring tale of how regular people can actually win, and how activists can effectively change the minds and laws of a nation.
As a gift to the Palm Springs community, there will be no charge for tickets. There will also be no fundraising at the event.
Evan Wolfson, the founder and living legend behind marriage equality, will be speaking at the event! Evan, who was head of the Freedom to Marry organization, conceived of the concept while at law student at Harvard over three decades ago. He worked on every step of the effort, state-by-state and nationally. Evan will be joined at the event by other leaders in the movement:
Kate Kendell (Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights) who appears in the film, Misha Isaak (General Counsel to Oregon Governor Kate Brown) who litigated and won same-sex marriage before the U.S. District Court in Oregon, and Geoff Kors(Palm Springs Councilmember) who served on the national board of Freedom to Marry.
Modern Men chorus will be singing at the event to bring additional entertainment to the festivities. Following the film, there will be a Q&A.