Showtime presents a documentary about same-sex marriage and the battles over its legal status. On November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state law establishing marriage as a union of one man and one woman was in violation of the state constitution. Therefore, effective May 17, 2004 (2004-05-17), the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. However, there are efforts underway to amend the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage, or possibly even outlaw civil unions.
SAME SEX AMERICA, dir's Henry Corra & Charlene Rule, 2005 USA, 89 min. video, distribution: Showtime. This program is scheduled for broadcast on the Showtime cable channel this summer.