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On May 6th, 2009 Maine became the first state in this country to legislatively grant same-sex couples the right to marry. Seven months later, on November 3rd 2009 Maine reversed, becoming the thirty-first state in this country to say "no" to gay and lesbian marriage. Filmed from within both campaigns, "Question One" chronicles the fierce and emotional battle that took place in Maine during that time, a battle whose political symbolism is a bellwether for the greater ideological battlefield in American politics.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We've all heard the arguments many times before. Here, it's between the lines that count."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"There is a lot of reasoned opinion here, and an equal amount that may not be reasoned but is certainly heartfelt."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Sincere, moving entry about the battle for same-sex marriage."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Straightforward doc offers balanced look at same-sex marriage battle."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Looks at the marriage battle waged by Maine voters."
‑ Sherilyn Connelly, Village Voice
"Even if you already know where you stand, it's interesting to see how the other half thinks."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Nowadays, when the very notion of impartiality seems quixotic at best, few issue-driven docus even pay lip service to the other side. Fox and Nubile's observational fly-on-the-wall approach proves relatively objective."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"The film attempts to fairly portray all sides of the debate, following both pro- and antimarriage activists from the first days of the campaign through a suspenseful election night."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
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