BRIDEGROOM is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death– of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracised– is poignant, enraging and opens a window onto the issue of marriage equality like no speech or lecture ever will.
Marriage equality is something I strongly believe in. The idea that marriage will be “undermined” or “threatened” by affording the same right to all citizens is absolutely ludicrous. I’m a liberal because I don’t feel the need to control other peoples lives.
“It’s not a gay thing. It’s not a straight thing. It’s a human thing.”
Here’s the original video that started it all: