Set against the backdrop of a two-year battle over civil unions in Hawaii and the finality of Proposition 8 in California, Chasing Rainbows explores the explosive issue that’s dividing our nation: the battle between the evangelical church and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) movement in America.
Filmmaker Greg Andermann, an average straight American guy, guides viewers through the first unbiased and in-depth look at the issues surrounding gay marriage and civil unions. Raw, humorous, and thought provoking, Chasing Rainbows humanizes the people engaged in the issue and serves as a revealing portrayal of why Americans think and feel the way they do about homosexuality and gay marriage.
Fair and neutral interviews provide surprising insights on the issue’s toughest questions:
- What are civil unions, and how do they differ from traditional marriages?
- Is the legalization of gay marriage and same-sex civil unions a religious, political or civil rights issue?
- Do same-sex union bills represent the majority of the population’s needs?
- Who is driving the push for legalized same-sex unions, and why is it important to them?
- Is sexual orientation a personal preference, influenced by the environment, or predetermined by genetics?
- Are proponents of civil unions just seeking equal rights and benefits, or are they also attempting to normalize and sanctify same-sex partner relationships?
- What have been the long-term outcomes from legalized same-sex marriages and civil unions in the United States?
- Does legalized same-sex marriage affect society’s views on traditional marriage and the family unit?
- What can established, academically-certified research studies tell us about these issues?