The Case Against 8


caseagainst8In 2008, California voters said yes to Proposition 8, which denied the gay citizens of the state marriage; two years later, the decision was deemed unconstitutional by a federal court, which was eventually upheld by the Supreme Court. This documentary chronicles the hard work behind this tremendous success, symbolized by two gay couples who put a human face on the case, and Ted Olsen and David Boies, the high-powered attorneys who put aside their political differences from Bush v. Gore to fight for civil rights. The case may seem like a no-brainer now, but it was a lengthy, emotional battle. Very interesting look behind the scenes, but as a film it’s all bare bones and almost a bit dry.

2014-U.S. 109 min. Color. Directed by Ben Cotner, Ryan White.

Trivia: Rob Reiner makes an appearance.

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