Stars Organize Play in Support of Gay Marriage
It has been found through a report recently that varied actors like Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti and John C. Reilly were fighting for the rights for gay-marriage. As per the report, it was a play that was organized by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles to fight against a gay-marriage ban.
As per the findings, the federal court had announced a ban on the gay-marriage under Proposition 8 in the year 2010. And all stars, also including George Takei, George Clooney and Chris Colfer as well as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kevin Bacon and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were showing their performance as part of the star-studded West Coast premiere of `8'.
It is being said by Director Rob Reiner that the play grabbed almost 200,000 viewers on You Tube, wherein the benefit performance had been broadcast live. Also, he has told that the play would be showed at all colleges and theaters across the country by local actors too. According to him, it would encourage people to favour gay marriage.
The report has found that `8' has introduced viewers to some couples who had challenged the initiative by California. Also, they had challenged a bumbling witness who spoke against the couples and the attorneys who fought their case. An instance was a couple who had two children together and one of them was demanding to start a family.
The couple was opposed by a witness for the same-sex marriage ban as he said that it is always best for couples, kids as well as the nation if marriage equality persists. "We want as many people as possible to see what happened inside that courtroom", said Reiner, a founding member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights , which is held responsible for funding the federal fight for marriage equality.