"Black and White Laws in a Colorful World" is a film about equality, expressing the importance of equal rights for all. In a world where discrimination is still one of it's largest issues, Black and White Laws in a Colorful World explores how society's support for equality is rapidly growing yet old and discriminative laws and anti-gay government views are not changing at the same rate or are not changing at all.
The film takes place in New York City and tells the story of five different people all of whom experience discrimination due to their sexual orientation. The film begins with a healthy, friendly man wanting to donate some blood but is sent away for being gay. It is against the law in the United States for any man "who has had sex with another man, even once, since 1977" to donate blood. The film then follows a lesbian couple at their wedding and an openly gay soldier in the military and how the law has affected them both before and after the recent passing of the same-sex marriage bill in New York and the abolishment of Don't Ask Don't Tell come September 20, 2011. The Law will play a significant symbolic character throughout the film and will be both the protagonist and the antogonist. The film will conclude with a teenage boy on the verge of suicide after encountering years of bullying for the suspicion that he is gay.
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