Ellen Page & Julianne Moore Are A Heartbreaking Couple In Freeheld

Do you have tissues nearby? You're going to need them when you watch this trailer. Ellen Page and Juilanne Moore star as real-life couple Stacie Andree and Laurel Hester in Freeheld. The movie, set for release on October 2, is based on a heartbreaking true series of events that transpired just 10 years ago.

Hester was a New Jersey police lieutenant who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She wanted to leave her pension to her partner, Andree, but was denied the right to do so by county officials who said it was a benefit reserved for married spouses. Activists, other members of the police force, and supporters rallied around Hester and Andree to help convince Ocean County officials to change their outdated views about the "sanctity of marriage."

Can you believe how far we've come since 2006? Let the emotional story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree remind you that we have much to be thankful for.
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