TORONTO — It’s amazing to consider that a film set in 2005 can be such a period piece. But on the subject of marriage equality that is very much the case.

Freeheld, a strictly by-the-numbers production that is nevertheless effective as a melodrama weepie, details the true story of New Jersey Police Detective Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and her struggle to get her domestic partner (Ellen Page) pension benefits. Her case before the country Freeholders became a flashpoint and eventual win for gay rights, part of the snowballing effect across the country that led to the recent recognition of gay marriage Read more…

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‘Freeheld’ review: Page and Moore put faces to domestic partnership cause