A chorus of voices have arisen over the past few months to warn North Carolinians of the harms of Amendment One. Watch this video, share it, and vote AGAINST Amendment One on Tuesday, May 8th.
West Coast Premiere of “8”
An unconstitutional proposition.
An unprecedented decision.
An all-star cast.
a new play by
DUSTIN LANCE BLACK
Benefit Reading for Marriage Equality
American Foundation for Equal Rights,
Broadway Impact &
Presenting Sponsor Bryan Singer
Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8″ is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S. District Court in 2010 to overturn Proposition 8 [LINK], a constitutional amendment that eliminated the rights of same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. Framed around the trial’s historic closing arguments in June 2010, 8 provides an intimate look what unfolded when the issue of same-sex marriage was on trial.
Here is the video of the historic live stage reading:
“Today, the Legislature has brought us to the promised land,” said the leader of the gay rights group Garden State Equality. “We know the governor won’t let us enter, but we finally behold the view of our dreams and we will never turn back.”
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
as published in The Chicago Tribune
The GOP presidential candidates have all addressed it passionately, hoping to appeal to the conservative base, but the issue of gay marriage ranks low on the list of priorities for young voters at the Conservative Political Action Conference.“We’re worried about getting jobs after graduation,” says Lindsay Matera, a freshman at Roger Williams University. “Gay marriage isn’t as important of an issue for me.”
Nick Moon looks to Mitt Romney as the man with the economic credentials to turn the country around and criticizes peers who argue that Romney’s not conservative enough on social issues.
“Social issues are important to recognize and acknowledge, but they shouldn’t take precedent over economic, military, and foreign policies of a candidate,” 18-year-old Nick Moon says.
In the wake off a three-state caucus loss, Romney’s CPAC speech focused on his credentials as socially conservative GOP candidate.
“I know conservatism because I have lived conservatism,” Romney said during his speech.
He promised to defend the defense of marriage act, but his appeal didn’t impress young supporters who say they are attracted to Romney’s business background.
“I don’t really care about the social stuff,” Millersville University student Jordan Smith says. “I think it’s big government when the government tells you who you can and cannot marry and that’s not conservative.”
by Lauren Fox
The measure passed, and is now waiting for the governor’s signature, which is expected on Valentine’s Day.