A new play chronicling the federal trial for marriage equality
Watch a cast of Columbia actors and community members make the case for marriage equality – literally. Columbia’s Independent Actors Theatre, in association with the Mid-Missouri PrideFest, will present a staged reading of “8,” a new documentary play by Dustin Lance Black about the federal case for marriage equality. Based on the Prop 8 trials and created from court transcripts and interviews with the participants in the case, “8″ is a powerful look at the battle for marriage equality. Following the performance, stick around for a Q&A with marriage equality advocates from around the Columbia community to learn more about the fight for equality in Missouri.
- Where: Upstairs at Deja Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry Street
- When: August 19, 2012 – 3 p.m.
- Tickets: For complimentary admission please arrive at least 15 minutes early
- Presented in association with Columbia’s Independent Actors Theatre http://www.iatheatre.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/IATheatre
Watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/34630579
On February 7, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark decision upholding the historic August 2010 ruling of the Federal District Court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. The Ninth Circuit concluded:
“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for laws of this sort.”