ADVERTORIAL: New Matilda is offering paid subscribers the chance to win one of ten free DVDs of the critically acclaimed 2015 film, Freeheld.
The film traces the struggle of a New Jersey cop, Laurel Hester, to have her pension left to her female partner, Stacie Andree.
As Hester battles terminal cancer, the couple is forced to wage war on county officials who refuse to allow her hard-earned benefits to transfer to Andree. For a heterosexual couple, the transfer would have been simple. For the real-life characters of Hester and Andree, it was anything but.
In an emotive adaptation of this true story, Academy Award nominees Julianne Moore and Ellen Page breath life into Hester and Andree’s struggle for justice. As the Australian debate around marriage equality ramps up, Freeheld is a timely reminder of how political decisions impact real lives.
If you’re a paid subscriber, all you need to do to win one of ten free copies is email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us in 25 words or less why you think it’s time for marriage equality in Australia. This offer closes on Friday 22 April at 5pm.