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By Oliver Gettell
Updated September 10, 2015 at 08:09 PM EDT
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The love shared by Laurel Hester, an unassuming New Jersey police detective, and Stacie Andree, a soft-spoken auto mechanic, would ultimately become an engine of change in the fight for gay rights.

As chronicled in the fact-based drama Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore as Hester and Ellen Page as Andree, the couple challenged a discriminatory partner-benefits law when Hester became terminally ill and wanted to pass on her pension to Andree. Their eventual success marked a turning point in the quest for marriage equality.

But their story began rather ordinarily, with a meeting between two women trying to find their match. That first fateful spark is portrayed in a newly released clip, which you can see below.

Freeheld opens Oct. 2.

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Freeheld

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  • PG-13
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  • 103 minutes
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  • Peter Sollett

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