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Utah Film Ctr to celebrate 10th anniv. of Utah marriage decision

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the ruling by Third District Judge Robert Shelby declaring Utah’s laws against same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, the Utah Film Center is showing “Church & State” at The Rose on December 20. As part of the free event, a post-film discussion with director Holly Tuckett, hosted by Doug Fabrizio will be presented.

Church & State” is the improbable story of a brash, inexperienced gay activist and a tiny Salt Lake City law firm that joined forces to topple Utah’s gay marriage ban. The film’s ride on the bumpy road to equality in Utah offers a glimpse at the Mormon church’s influence in state politics and the squabbles inside the gay community that nearly derailed a chance to make history.

Church & State is a story of triumph, setback, and a little-known lawsuit that should have failed but instead paved the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay unions nationwide.

December 20, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway

Tickets and more information at utahfilmcenter.org/film/church-state/

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