For Four Decades, This Same-Sex Couple Fought to Marry
Richard Adams and Tony Sullivan met in 1971 at a Los Angeles bar called The Closet. Sullivan, an Australian, had been traveling around the world on a tourist visa, and Adams was a Filipino American living in California. The couple fell in love and, on Apr. 21, 1975, married in Boulder County, Colorado. They became one of the first same-sex couples in the U.S. to be legally married.
Their remarkable relationship is the subject of Limited Partnership, a documentary film that debuts on PBS on Monday, June 15. The film was produced over 14 years by Tom Miller, a Sundance award–winning documentarian best known for producing Licensed to Kill and One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story.