From the City of Columbia: The Supreme Court of the United State is expected to issue its decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) before the end of June. This documentary and the panel discussion that follows will provide information that may assist you in understanding the legal and societal impact of their ruling.
Ragtag Cinema and The Center Project, Mid-Missouri’s non-profit LGBT community center, are partnering to present an inspiring 2009 documentary. It will introduce you to Edie Windsor, the lead plaintiff in the current Supreme Court case. In the movie, Edie and her partner Thea are a feisty, delightful Lesbian couple who are finally getting married after 42 years together. In this documentary, we learn more about these tireless community activists and the issues they faced.
A discussion/Q&A will follow the screening. MU Law School professors Wells and Dragich and the Deputy Director of PROMO, Stephanie Perkins, will discuss the legal and personal stories that caused the lawsuit to be filed and how the decision may affect LGBT couples throughout the U.S.
Time/Date: 5:45 p.m. Monday, June 10
Location: Ragtag Cinema
Cost: This screening is free, but a minimum $5 donation is suggested to help support The Center Project, Mid-Missouri’s non-profit LGBT community center based in Columbia.
For more information: Contact Diane Booth at (573) 874-1540 for more information