On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court invalidated §3 of the DOMA
in United States v. Windsor, which defined marriage for federal
purposes as between a man and a woman. Join the Civil Rights & Civil
Liberties Section to see the personal story behind that case in the film,
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2010).
More on the featured film.....In the closeted 1960s, two young women
met and fell in love and so began the extraordinary tale of Edie and Thea, whose
engagement to each other would span more than forty years. Directors Susan Muska
and Gréta Ólafsdóttir present a lovingly crafted documentary in which Edie and
Thea recount how their improbable romance ignited a lifelong journey around the
world and through history. Though touched by events like the civil rights
movement and the Stonewall riots, Edie and Thea's relationship transcends
politics and is a shining example of love's ability to endure. Ultimately, in
their 70s, with Thea's health in rapid decline, the two seize the opportunity to
fulfill their dream of getting married. The film captures their inspiring
journey to Toronto and Thea's last trip on a plane where the lovers are finally
able to make their vows. Told with candor, wit, and great affection, Edie &
Thea: A Very Long Engagement is an American love story for the ages.
This event is co-sponsored by the Mass
LGBTQ Bar Association .