Documentary 'The State of Marriage' brings LGBT history to your screen

Documentary The State of Marriage, about the two-decade struggle for marriage equality in Vermont, premieres today on iTunes and On Demand video services. Director Jeff Kaufman and producer Marcia Ross teamed up in 2013 to capture the untold story of how Mary Bonauto of Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders partnered with small town attorneys Beth Robinson and Susan Murray in a grassroots struggle for marriage equality in the state.

In a 2014 interview with GLAAD, Kaufman and Ross said about the film, “We want everyone to have the same experience we had making The State of Marriage, which is to be deeply moved by the stories of these courageous couples who helped blaze the trail for so many others." Check out the trailer below.

Vermont was the first state to introduce civil unions for same-sex couples in 2000 after the state Supreme Court heard the case on appeal by Bonauto, Robinson, and Murray. In 2009, Vermont became the first state to institute marriage equality by legislation.

Newfest, New York’s LGBT film festival, will be hosting a special screening of The State of Marriage and Q&A panel this Thursday, June 2 and you can get discounted tickets! Members and supporters of GLAAD can save and purchase tickets for $10 which include the screening, special panel, and cocktail reception. To receive this discount, click here and select the "7pm" showing. Enter code GLAAD in the box when prompted.