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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse all The ACLU Freedom Files
movies for describing the many areas in which the ACLU
(American Civil Liberties Union) defends the rights of all of us.

The ACLU Freedom Files: Gay & Lesbian Rights

The ACLU Freedom Files (2006) - 358 minutes,
Gay & Lesbian Rights - 27 minutes
The ACLU Freedom Files at Amazon.com (The full collection is the least expensive option at Amazon)

Stripping away sound bites to reveal how civil liberties affect real people every day.

The ACLU Freedom Files features real clients and the attorneys who represent them, along with well-known actors, comedians and activists. By combining real stories and dynamic storytelling, this 10-part series creates a powerful emotional effect that will motivate viewers to action. Other episodes explore such topics as the Patriot Act, the Supreme Court, Racial Profiling and Dissent.

Gay & Lesbian Rights

Children separated from parents, loved ones left alone to battle illness, shared property seized by the state - these scenarios may sound like the stuff of nightmares, but they're all too real for gay and lesbian families in America.

"Gay & Lesbian Rights" introduces you to people who are doing their best to live ordinary lives but who must fight for the basic civil liberties that most Americans take for granted.

Alvin and Nigel adopted three children from the foster care system. They have all the usual responsibilites of parents but live in fear that if something happened to one of them, the other wouldn't have parental rights.

Heather and Carol had to defend their relationship to hospital staffers while Carol was being treated for cancer. Heather was asked to leave her partner's side even as Carol suffered a cardiac event.

After Sam lost Earl, his longtime companion, a judge's ruling left the Oklahoma rancher homeless. The two had lived for 23 years in a house they built together, but a judge ruled Earl's will invalid.

This episode of The ACLU Freedom Files - which includes humorous takes on heavy issues by comedians Judy Gold and Margaret Cho - shows the harm that occurs when loving couples' relationships aren't fully recognized.

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The ACLU Freedom Files: Gay & Lesbian Rights

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse all The ACLU Freedom Files
movies for describing the many areas in which the ACLU
(American Civil Liberties Union) defends the rights of all of us.