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March 5, 2012

“8”: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality.

“8”: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer, Matthew Morrison, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, John C. Reilly & Rory O’Malley star in 8. Directed by Rob Reiner.

This is important. And worth watching.

And fun. And inspiring. And, riveting. And enlightening.

A transcript of the trial that the defense prevented America from watching, live, performed live, one-time only. Here’s the whole thing. I’ve watched 50 minutes thus far, and it’s riveting, so I thought I’d pass it along so you could get watching, too.

You can start in at 20 minutes or something, a thing will come up in the beginning you can click to go to the right moment.

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8” is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 [LINK], a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.

 

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