American Foundation for Equal Rights

“8”: A Play About Marriage Equality

Uncover the truth about marriage equality. “8”—a new play by AFER and Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) chronicles the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Using the actual court transcripts from the federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, “8” shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.

Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. AFER and Broadway Impact are licensing“8” for free to college and community theater groups across the country in order to spur dialogue, understanding and action about marriage equality. >