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  • Summary: This documentary digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, this eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists andThis documentary digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan marriage bureau in 1971, this eye-opening exploration of the embattled institution looks at rights, privilege and love as gay activists and right-wing politicos lock horns in the fight for marriage. (1049 Films) Expand
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  1. Informative documentary about the recent history of efforts to legalize gay marriage, tying these in with the history of marriage as an institution.
  2. 80
    The obviously authentic love these couples shared should settle the question for all but bigots.
  3. Succeeds anyway, by putting a poignant human face on the struggle for equal rights.
  4. Jim de Seve's cogent pro-gay-marriage argument appeals equally to emotion and reason.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The sad fact is that this comprehensive and compassionate documentary about the hottest of the "hot-button" topics - gay marriage - probably won't change one's mind
  6. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    A lively, cogent documentary, Tying the Knot fortuitously examines same-sex marriage at precisely the moment the issue is making headlines all over.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    50
    What about the activists (gay and straight) who want to secure legal benefits for all citizens, not just married ones?

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  1. MichelleM.
    Feb 1, 2006
    10
    In college I was showed this film and I it's a great film to watch. I loved it!

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