The Case Against 8

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Winner of the Directing Award in the U.S. Documentary category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the film takes an in depth look at one of the most controversial legal cases during the first decade of the 21st century: the legal efforts to overturn Proposition 8, the amendment seeking to eliminate the constitutional rights of marriage to same-sex couples in the state of California. Despite having passed into law in 2008, the legality of marriage for same-sex couples was challenged when a coalition of conservative forces proposed a redefinition of marriage as an exclusive action between a man and a woman, which subsequently was approved. In response, two attorneys, once considered enemies, unexpectedly joined forces to passionately defend marriage equality. Conservative, Ted Olsen and liberal David Boies, represented two same-sex couples, basing their argument on the right all couples have to love each other.

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