Long before Kim Davis could take it upon herself to deny couples' legal marriage rights, same-sex partners were battling for the very ability to enjoy such basic freedoms. In 2005, one New Jersey woman fought to have her pension benefits transferred to her girlfriend, with whom she was in a domestic partnership. That uphill battle forms the centerpiece of the new movie "Freeheld," which stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page as the duo who challenge the state's discrimination. Ahead of the movie's Toronto Film Festival premiere, The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip that shows the couple's first meeting, well before they became inadvertent gay-rights activists.
Directed by Peter Sollett ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"), "Freeheld" opens Oct. 2.
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