This past Saturday, Dustin Lance Black’s (Milk, J. Edgar) play “8” premiered in Los Angeles and via YouTube. The story follows the 2010 California court case Perry v. Schwarzenegger in which two same-sex couples protest Proposition 8 (which banned gay marriage in California in 2008). 

The play consists mostly of word-for-word testimony from the actual court case, expertly spliced for maximum impact from both sides. Also included between scenes are actual campaign ads for Prop 8.

Backed by an all-star cast, the one-night-only performance served as a fundraiser for American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER). It will continue to be available in full on YouTube until March 11th. If you’re interested, watch it soon (and please consider donating to AFER)!


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