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Dustin Lance Black And Team Open Up About Prop 8-Themed Broadway Play!

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Sounds like this will be something truly special!

Last month, we heard all about Dustin Lance Black's new play 8, which focuses on the federal case challenging Prop 8!

We'd heard that the play would premiere as a Broadway benefit reading for one night only on Sept. 19th in NYC. We also heard it would feature an A-list ensemble cast including Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Anthony Edwards, Rob Reiner, John Lithgow, and Bradley Whitford….AND Matt Bomer & Cheyenne Jackson playing husbands!

Now, the play about the Prop 8 case opens in less than a week, and everyone seem VERY excited about it!

Here's what president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights Chad Griffin had to say about the play:

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Boo! Another Delay In Prop 8 Decision!

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Earlier this month, we learned that California's Supreme Court was going to make a decision on "whether to weigh in on the federal Proposition 8 appeal."

It looked like support for a Prop 8 repeal in California was a strong possibility, but now there have been more delays! Boo!

Yesterday, California's Supreme Court announced that it would listen to arguments regarding "whether marriage-equality opponents have standing to defend Proposition 8 in court when state officials refused to do so," a move that will delay resolution of the case.

Here's what American Foundation for Equal Rights board president Chad Griffin had to say about the new Prop 8 delay:

"More than six months ago, the federal district court declared unequivocally that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional and that it causes grave harm to gay and lesbian couples and their families each day that it is in effect. We look forward to assisting the California Supreme Court to reach an answer to the question before them as soon as possible so that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals can affirm the district court's ruling and end the state-sanctioned discrimination of Prop. 8. We are hopeful that the California Supreme Court will also consider further expediting this matter so that it could be argued before the summer."

"The American Foundation for Equal Rights is committed to achieving the freedom to marry for all Americans. We look forward to taking this case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which 14 times before has declared that marriage is a fundamental right for every American."

Well said, Chad! Let's get this process moving ASAP!


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