Watch! “8″: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality
March 6, 2012 1 Comment
If you weren’t one of the 200,000 people who logged on Saturday night to watch the LA premier of Dustin Lance Black’s “8″, you can watch the entire webcast thanks to a YouTube stream from the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
The star studded cast includes Brad Pitt George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch.
The webcast begins about 16 minutes in:
Based on actual trial transcripts of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, which successfully challenged California’s discriminatory Prop. 8 marriage ban in federal court, it maybe the closest we can get to seeing the civil rights showdown, thanks to a recent court ruling.
According to Huffington Post,””8″ began as a one-night-only benefit in New York City last September — starring Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner and Marisa Tomei, among others — but has since announced national plans, including this reading in Los Angeles and dozens of productions across the U.S. where gay marriage battles are underway, including Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire and North Carolina.”