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Video: Star studded Prop 8 play made available online

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  1. Excellent viewing! on conclusion YouTube indicated it would be posted for repeat viewing.

    A case argued on “Fear and Prejudice” demonstrated in viewing Proposition 8 to be an Ideology of foolishness.

  2. bobbleobble 4 Mar 2012, 4:42pm

    Just watched it on youtube and really enjoyed it. Martin Sheen as Theodore Olsen was particularly good, especially his last speech to the court. Kudos to Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, John C Reilly and George Takei too who took the baddies roles!

    Glad to have seen it, especially since the tapes of the proceedings are not allowed to be shown, presumably because the defenders of prop 8 had no evidence to back up any claims that they had made.

  3. I just watched this too, having read the full transcripts at the actual time of the original trial it brought the thing to life and I’m sure more people anyway will watch this re-enactment play than would have watched the actual tapes of the trial had they been released for broadcasting.
    Brad Pitt was great as Judge Walker, and George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon , Jamie Lee Curtis and the rest of the cast…brilliant!

  4. Once watched the truth is plain for all to see, opponents of marriage equality, they just hate gay people, that’s it, they just hate us. They dress it up in the rags of religous unreason, but once it stands naked, its just hate, nothing more or less.

  5. Will have to watch this at college tomorrow :D, kinda wishing i could use youtube on my computer right now D: xx

  6. Mr. Ripley's Asscrack 4 Mar 2012, 10:02pm

    Excellent play – fumbled lines and everything. Stranger than fiction that the witnesses for Proposition 8 boiled down to two people who didn’t have a clue (other than their own embittered ignorance) that gay marriage was just as good as a hetero marriage – totally sweet! Thoroughly enjoyed that video, but now that’s my broadband allowance for the month screwed!! Totally worthwhile though. No doubt that when the gay marriage proposal hits UK Parliaments there will be just as much stupid and bigoted reasoning from MPs with their hidden (christian) agenda (without hope of ever reaching the unelected bishops and unelectable cronies in higher chambers in support a heterosexual-only marriage framework). Fear and prejudice has no place in a true democracy. Are you listening Mr Burrowes?

  7. Proposition 8 play raises $2 million for charity:

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/Proposition_8_play_raises_$2_million_for_charity/19400120

    Absolutely wonderful!

  8. Jan Bridget 5 Mar 2012, 8:09pm

    Excellent play – have already heard some of the same arguments used against gay marriage by powerful religious people in the UK.

  9. Still watching this now. But the first thing I noticed was something the judge stated and is something you ALWAYS here as a reason for not allowing same sex marriages, the hetro couples don’t need a third party to aid in procreation…Really?!

    So EVERY hetro couple are able to have kids with out help?

    Every hetro couple can have their OWN child even with a ‘little’ help….How wrong are they!

    How many couples just in the UK need help in this area. And how many only have the option of adoption?

    It’s a ridiculous reason. Marriage is NOT about children, it is a bond of love. Or at least that is what it should be. Ok so some gay men and women may choose not too marry, that is their right, but we should have the choice to either choose to marry or not.

    *Mickie steps down off her soap box*

  10. My 2cents 6 Mar 2012, 2:29pm

    Even in an under-rehearsed production, the drama of the Prop 8 trial carries great impact & offers instruction on the emptiness of the arguments by the opponents of marriage equality. This is mandatory viewing for all of us who care about this issue, & seek to make a change in our own political corner of the world.

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