If you’re looking for something to do in Minneapolis tonight or tomorrow, I would highly recommend going to see Question One, a documentary film by Joe Fox and James Nubile.
The Question One website
says, “On May 6th, 2009 Maine became the first state in this country to
legislatively grant same-sex couples the right to marry. Seven months
later, on November 3rd, 2009 Maine, thru a referendum election,
reversed, becoming the thirty-first state in this country to say “no” to
gay and lesbian marriage.” Question One documents both sides of the
emotional battle that took place over this issue.
One thing that made this documentary so compelling to me was its
commitment to showing the complexity of opinion that led to people
taking one side or the other. I was also fascinated by the doubt felt by Marc Mutty,
chair of the “Yes on One” campaign. Watching this film gives you a
clear sense of how low conservatives are willing to go to win the battle
and Mutty fights with his conscience throughout the film about actions
that are being taken in the name of winning. I think the
documentary is especially relevant for Minnesotans since the state is
currently facing its own vote to amend the constitution of the state to ban same sex marriage of couples.
The showing is at the Mall of America and you can get tickets here.
If you’re catching this blog post late or aren’t from the Twin Cities, I
believe the DVD will be out in the fall. I would highly recommend
checking it out then.