Limited Partnership is the love story between Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, CO, Richard and Tony were one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the United States. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily file petitions and obtain green cards, Richard received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged at the tone, tenor and politics of this letter and to prevent Tony’s impending deportation, the couple sued the U.S. government. This became the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.
40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable
Director Tom Miller and subject Tony Sullivan will be attending the screening with a Q&A after. See the screenings page for more details.
Ticket Sales – Limited Partnership at Triangle Square – Screen 2 on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Cleveland International Film Festival‘s Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition honors “films with a conscience” as voted by the audience.