The basic question answered in the documentary is "how have faith leaders, LGBT advocates and broader communities been able to find common ground and work together to advance the causes of social justice."
The much-loved poet Dr. Maya Angelou once wrote, "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." It is that unrelenting power of love that unfolded during our fight for marriage equality in Illinois.
The governor of Illinois will sign a marriage bill on Wednesday, and marriage equality will start in Hawaii on Dec. 2. That brings the number of people in marriage equality states to about 114 million. We started the year with 57 million.
Government sanction doesn't make our lives normal, and normalcy doesn't make our lives real. We don't need marriage to love each other. We never did. I didn't need anyone's permission for my life to matter. I just needed my own.
So, now that fully 30 percent of American states, including some of the largest, have affirmed legal equality for same sex couples, I have a few questions. How many states or municipalities have also legalized marriage between humans and non-humans?
I think it's hard for people who have never been denied basic dignity and respect, or had to listen as others debated their lives and relationships as a "divisive political issue," to grasp the emotions that wash over you after a lifetime of being told you are wrong and less-than.