Filming Has Started For Marriage Equality Documentary

Filming Has Started For Marriage Equality Documentary

It’s taken more time than we wanted, but the field production of our marriage equality documentary is finally underway. Thanks to the support of Blue Moon Productions and some wonderful volunteers, we are stretching those Kickstarter dollars you graciously gave us to make the best possible movie about how Minnesota went from no to yes on marriage equality.

We recently sat down with Richard Carlbom, who oversaw the Minnesota United For All Families campaign, to talk about his crucial role in the marriage equality battle. He told us about the day the marriage discrimination amendment passed in the legislature and his reaction to it. I’ve included the clip here because I think it sums up the tone of the campaign that ultimately led to marriage equality in Minnesota.

Video clip

In March, we plan to talk with many of the volunteers who helped fuel the campaign. If you’ve contacted us about your story, we’ll be in touch with you soon about possible filming dates. If you have a story you’d like to tell, there’s still time. Please email We’re also still looking for more video and pictures from the campaign trail that people might be willing to share. Please let us know if you have any!

And a reminder that contributions to our movie are tax-deductible. So remember to include the deductible portion of your donation to us on your 2013 taxes when filing them! Future donations to the movie are tax-deductible as well.

Thank you for your patience and your support. We’ll have more updates in the coming weeks as continue to work on this historic production.

Michael McIntee
Executive Producer
The UpTake