The American Foundation for Equal Rights has posted a video excerpt from the Broadway premier of their play “8″ about the federal trial challenging the constitutionality of California’s anti-gay marriage Prop 8. The LA premier is slated for March 3 with George Clooney as one of the stars. This is from AFER on “Why 8?
Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. “8″—a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar)—demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, “8″ shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.