It won an Oscar last night for best documentary short. It's about a married couple fighting to allow a New Jersey cop's pension to go to her wife after her impending death from cancer. But gay couples are deemed beneath respect and equality and support by social conservatives; and so it was a struggle. I really wish the social right was actually pro-family, don't you? Btu even when it comes to public servants and cops, it is somehow more important to punish a couple's commitment to each other than to celebrate it.

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