Documentary Film Campaign Works to Oppose Marriage Equality Ban in NC
December 2, 2011 by Carolyn Simon, Deputy Director of Digital Media
In just five months, North Carolina voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of a discriminatory amendment that would not only ban same-sex marriage in the state, it would also prohibit domestic partnerships and civil unions and strip domestic partner benefits already recognized in counties and municipalities across the state.
In an effort to rally opposition to the proposed ban, North Carolina-based Working Films, a non-profit organization that uses documentary films to help advance the fight for social justice, created the Reel Equality campaign.
HRC and Equality North Carolina are partners on the campaign, which encourages citizens statewide to host screenings of their choice of six documentary films that make the compelling argument for full LGBT equality - including marriage equality. Screenings can be held anywhere from a living room sofa to a town hall. The goal is to bring people together and get them talking about equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Reel Equality will be hosting a launch party at the FireHouse in Wilmington, NC, tonight at 7 p.m. Stop by to find out what you can do to help defeat the marriage equality ban, and don't forget to RSVP at the event's Facebook page.
Paid for by the Human Rights Campaign.
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